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Barontini, Michele [et al.]

'Umar al-Khayyám's contribution to the Arabic mathematical theory of music. M. Barontini; T.M. Tonietti.
Arabic sciences and philosophy, 20 (2010), nr. 2 (Sept.), p. 255-279.

We here present the Arabic text, with an English translation, of certain pages dedicated by al-Khayyām to the mathematical theory of music. Our edition is based on a manuscript extant in a library in Manisa (Turkey), and corrects the mistakes found in another transcription. Lastly, we compare the theory of al-Khayyām with other Arabic theories of Music, and with those coming from other traditions.