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The capital of the Caliphs, rapidly developed into a centre of literary and scientific activity A1 Mansur, who leigned from ad 754 to 775, was noted as a patron of science, and collected round him learned men both from India and the West In particular we are told of the arrival at his court in 772 of a scholar from India bearing with him an Indian treatise on astronomy which was translated into Arabic by order of the Caliph, and remained the standard treatise foi nearly half a centuiy Fiom A1...

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Fig 51 Uramborg From a collection of letters published by Tycho. Fig 51 Uramborg From a collection of letters published by Tycho. derived from the rents of the island by an annual paymen of about 100 Tycho paid his first visit to the island 11 May, soon set to work building, and had already begun t< make regular observations m his new house before the end of the year The buildings were as remarkable for their magmficenc* as for their scientific utility Tycho never forgot that he wa1 a Danish...