Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 October 2015

352 Pages


ISBN: 9780198747376

Bookseller Code (AO)

On 'Astronomia'

An Arabic Critical Edition and English Translation of Epistle 3

F. Jamil Ragep and Taro Mimura

OUP/Institute of Ismaili Studies

Epistles of the Brethren of Purity

  • First critical edition of the original Arabic text with a new English translation
  • The Epistles is a classic work of medieval Islamic learning
  • Bilingual format presents Arabic and English text within the same volume — ideal for non-native Arabic speakers
  • An important contribution to the complex mosaic of pre-modern Islamic thought
  • Includes notes to technical concepts and passages, and a glossary of terms

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