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Banū Mūsā ibn Shākir

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Biography

9thcentury

Literature:
»Kitāb al-ḥiyal« [The Book of Ingenious Devices], ca. 830
»al-la allatī tuzammir bi-nafsihā« [The Instrument Which Plays by Itself], ca. 850
 

  • Cover des Buchs »Allah's Automata«
    • Siegfried Zielinski and Peter Weibel (Eds.)
    • Allah's Automata
    • Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, 2015
    • Exhibition catalog
    • Language: English
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