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Naturwissenschaft bei den Arabern im 10. Jahrhundert n. Chr : Briefe des Abū l-Faḍl ibn al-ʻAmīd (gest. 360/970) an ʻAḍudaddaula /
mit Einleitung, kommentierter Übersetzung und Glossar herausgegeben von Hans Daiber.
imprint
Leiden ; New York : Brill, 1993.
description
243 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9004097554
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Review Quotes
' Daiber's commentaries are especially useful for the way in which they place Ibn al-'Amd's essays within the context of the development of Aristotelianism in medieval Islam...'Lawrence I. Conrad, Medical History, 1994.' La traduction est soignée.'C. Gilliot, Revue des Sciences Philosophiques et Theologiques, 1994.' …verdient H.D.s Veröffentlichung aufrichtigen Dank…'L.R.-B., Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morganländischen Gesellschaft, 1998.
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Main Description
The Buyid wazir Ab I-Fad l Ibn al- Am d (died 970 A.D.) became famous as a poet and expert in epistolary literature (in ), but also as a scholar and scientist. Until now our only source of information was from fragments and quotations in later literature.Fortunately, two Arabic manuscripts from the 12th and 13th centuries have been preserved containing seven letters which were sent to the Buyid emir Ad udaddaula, and confirming posteritys high opinion of him. Moreover, they reveal the originality of a personality which, based on the knowledge of Greek and contemporary sciences, drew new conclusions. The text of the letters is published here together with translations into German, commentary and complete glossary. In a deliberate and complicated style they discuss themes of meteorology, physics, psychology and philosophy. These letters are extremely important for the history of Arabic literature and the history of sciences.
Description for Reader
Specialists in Arabic studies, history of science, scientists, classical philologists.
Long Description
The Buyid wazir Ab? I-Fa'l Ibn al-'Am'd (died 970 A.D.) became famous as a poet and expert in epistolary literature ( inÅ ?'), but also as a scholar and scientist. Until now our only source of information was from fragments and quotations in later literature.Fortunately, two Arabic manuscripts from the 12th and 13th centuries have been preserved containing seven letters which were sent to the Buyid emir 'A'udaddaula, and confirming posterity's high opinion of him. Moreover, they reveal the originality of a personality which, based on the knowledge of Greek and contemporary sciences, drew new conclusions. The text of the letters is published here together with translations into German, commentary and complete glossary. In a deliberate and complicated style they discuss themes of meteorology, physics, psychology and philosophy. These letters are extremely important for the history of Arabic literature and the history of sciences.
Unpaid Annotation
The Buyid wazir Ab? I-Fa'l Ibn al-'Am'd (died 970 A.D.) became famous as a poet and expert in epistolary literature ("in?'), but also as a scholar and scientist. Until now our only source of information was from fragments and quotations in later literature.Fortunately, two Arabic manuscripts from the 12th and 13th centuries have been preserved containing seven letters which were sent to the Buyid emir 'A'udaddaula, and confirming posterity's high opinion of him. Moreover, they reveal the originality of a personality which, based on the knowledge of Greek and contemporary sciences, drew new conclusions. The text of the letters is published here together with translations into German, commentary and complete glossary. In a deliberate and complicated style they discuss themes of meteorology, physics, psychology and philosophy. These letters are extremely important for the history of Arabic literature and the history of sciences.

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