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Published: 26 August 2009

296 Pages

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195376135

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The Arabic Hermes

From Pagan Sage to Prophet of Science

Kevin van Bladel

Oxford Studies in Late Antiquity

This is the first major study devoted to the early Arabic reception and adaptation of the figure of Hermes Trismegistus, the legendary Egyptian sage to whom were ascribed numerous works on astrology, alchemy, talismans, medicine, and philosophy.