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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.

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On Composition and the Arts

An Arabic Critical Edition and English Translation of Epistles 6-8

$105.00

Nader El-Bizri

9780198816928
Hardcover
01 April 2018
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

$120.00

Carmela Baffioni

9780199683802
Hardcover
01 March 2014
Epistles of the Brethren of Purity

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The Case of the Animals versus Man Before the King of the Jinn

An Arabic Critical Edition and English Translation of EPISTLE 22

$150.00

Lenn E. Goodman and Richard McGregor

9780199580163
Hardcover
19 April 2010
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