"AkhavaËn ZanjaËni regards Thamara as a work of Ptolemy, the famous Greek astronomer and founder of the most important astronomical theory before modern times, but the author of the present article considers it as belonging to Hermetic works and believes that: a review of the content of this book, including astronomical theorems, reveals that the book is more a Hermetic work, derived from thoughts and ideas ascribed to this fictious philosopher and scholar, than a work derived from thoughts and ideas of Ptolemy who was influenced by Aristotelian approach. KhorramshaËhiË, has first mentioned the book''''s important aspects (interpretation''''s writing style, shiite discourse, old and firm prose) and important aspects of verifying and correcting of the text (writing a detailed introduction, precise and careful correction, clarifying annotations) and then given some explanations in three parts (about the author, the work, and the researcher). NowshaËhi, first mentions his collaboration with the Foundation of Islamic Encyclopedia (in writing the entries relating to the Indian Subcontinent for the Islamic World''''s Encyclopedia) and the Center for Islamic Encyclopedia (in preparing the entries relationg to the Indian Subcontinent), and after referring to same general points (errors in records of the famous people of the Subcontinent, out dated statistics about geographical papers translated from Ibn KhalduËn and the plan of social science; the content of Muqaddamah; Last word."
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