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The Ikhwan al-Safa (Brethren of Purity), the anonymous adepts of a tenth-century esoteric fraternity based in Basra and Baghdad, hold an eminent position in the history of science and philosophy in Islam due to the wide reception and assimilation of their monumental encyclopaedia, the Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa' (Epistles of the Brethren of Purity). This compendium contains fifty-two epistles offering synoptic accounts of the classical sciences and philosophies of the age; divided into four classificatory parts, it treats themes in mathematics, logic, natural philosophy, psychology, metaphysics, and theology, in addition to didactic fables. The Rasa'il constitutes a paradigmatic legacy in the canonization of philosophy and the sciences in mediaeval Islamic civilization, as well as having shown a permeating influence in Western culture.

Editorial Board , General Editor Nader El-Bizri, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, Hermann Landolt, McGill University and the Institute of Ismaili Studies, Wilferd Madelung, University of Oxford and the Institute of Ismaili Studies, Ismail K. Poonawala, University of California, Los Angeles, Advisory Board, Carmela Baffioni, Università degli Studi di Napoli 'L'Orientale', Patricia Crone, Princeton University, Farhad Daftary, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, Godefroid de Callataÿ, Université catholique de Louvain, Lenn E. Goodman, Vanderbilt University, Abbas Hamdani, University of Wisconsin, Yves Marquet, Sorbonne, Yahya Michot, Hartford Seminary, James Montgomery, University of Cambridge, Azim Nanji, Stanford University, Ian Richard Netton, University of Exeter, and Roshdi Rashed, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris

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Epistles of the Brethren of Purity. The Ikhwan al-Safa' and their Rasa'il

An Introduction

£52.50

Nader El-Bizri

9780199557240
Hardback
04 December 2008
Epistles of the Brethren of Purity

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Epistles of the Brethren of Purity: The Case of the Animals versus Man Before the King of the Jinn

An Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistle 22

£90.00

Lenn E. Goodman, Richard McGregor

9780199580163
Hardback
18 March 2010
Epistles of the Brethren of Purity

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On Arithmetic & Geometry

An Arabic Critical Edition and English Translation of Epistles 1-2

£52.00

Nader El-Bizri

9780199655601
Hardback
07 February 2013
Epistles of the Brethren of Purity

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On 'Astronomia'

An Arabic Critical Edition and English Translation of Epistle 3

£50.00

F. Jamil Ragep, Taro Mimura

9780198747376
Hardback
29 October 2015
Epistles of the Brethren of Purity

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On Companionship and Belief

An Arabic Critical Edition and English Translation of Epistles 43-45

£60.00

Toby Mayer, Ian Richard Netton, Samer F. Traboulsi

9780198784678
Hardback
30 June 2016
Epistles of the Brethren of Purity

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On Geography

An Arabic Edition and English Translation of Epistle 4

£40.00

Ignacio Sánchez, James Montgomery

9780198728221
Hardback
24 December 2014
Epistles of the Brethren of Purity

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On Logic

An Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistles 10-14

£58.00

Carmela Baffioni

9780199586523
Hardback
28 October 2010
Epistles of the Brethren of Purity

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On Magic

An Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistle 52, Part 1

£58.00

Godefroid de Callataÿ, Bruno Halflants

9780199638956
Hardback
24 November 2011
Epistles of the Brethren of Purity

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On Music

An Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistle 5

£58.00

Owen Wright

9780199593989
Hardback
13 January 2011
Epistles of the Brethren of Purity

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On the Natural Sciences

An Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistles 15-21

£85.00

Carmela Baffioni

9780199683802
Hardback
28 November 2013
Epistles of the Brethren of Purity

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Sciences of the Soul and Intellect, Part I

An Arabic Critical Edition and English Translation of Epistles 32-36

£55.00

Paul E. Walker, David Simonowitz, Ismail K. Poonawala, Godefroid de Callataÿ

9780198758280
Hardback
14 January 2016
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