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Topic: [HM] Dubitability and Euclid's fifth postulate
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Udai Venedem

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Re: [HM] Omar Khayyam mathematician and poet (?)
Posted: Apr 26, 2002 4:52 PM
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Jeff Oaks did very good to clarify the "problem" of Khayyam's ubiquity mise
en doute by R. Rashed. I would add another and major reference:
Nizam el-Mulk's "Wasaya"
I unhappily have no way to get to this text. Nizam el-Mulk's "Wasaya" is
where the marvelous story of the "three friend's vow" takes its source. As
Nizam is Omar's contemporary and friend, what he says is to be taken most
seriously, even of course if he is most partisan when speaking of
Hassan-I-Sabbah, who became his intimate enemy.

Udai Venedem
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/alta.mathematica/






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