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By Reza Pourjavady, Sabine Schmidtke

ISBN-10: 9004151397

ISBN-13: 9789004151390

For a very long time, the learn of the existence and paintings of the Jewish philosopher 'Izz al-Dawla Ibn Kammna' (683/1284) remained constrained to a truly small variety of texts. curiosity in Ibn Kammna' within the Western Christian global dates again to the seventeenth century, whilst Barthelemy Herbelot (1624-1695) integrated info on of Ibn Kammna's works - his exam of the 3 faiths (Tanq' al-abth' li-l-milal al-thalt'), i.e. Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and his observation on Avicennas al-Ishrt' wa l-tanbht' - in his Bibliotheque orientale. next generations of Western students have been curious about Ibn Kammna's Tanq'al-abth', while his status within the japanese lands of Islam was once dependent completely on his philosophical writings. those contain a statement at the Kitb'al-Talwt' via the founding father of Illumationist philosophy, Shihb' al-Dn'al-Suhraward' (587/1191) and various autonomous works on philosophy and good judgment. considering that many of the manuscripts of Ibn Kammna's philosophical writings can be found within the private and non-private libraries of Iran, Iraq, and Turkey, they have been (and are) out of succeed in for almost all of Western students. the amount supplies a close account of the to be had facts of Ibn Kammna's biography, offers an summary of his philosophical inspiration and stories intimately the reception of his suggestion and his writings between later Muslim and Jewish philosophers. a listing of his complete oeuvre offers special info at the extant manuscripts. the quantity moreover contains variants of 9 of his writings.

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2); (3) various poems in Arabic and Persian (f. 3a); (4) fragment of report about a conversation between Aristotle and Alexander (f. 3b); (5) fragment of Majlis-i maktÖb-i KhwÊrazm by ShahrastÊnÒ (ff. 4a–22a); (6) an anonymous Persian history of the Mongols (ff. 22b–39b); (7) Ibn KammÖna: KalimÊt wajÒza (ff. 40a–59b); (8) Ibn KammÖna: TanqҘ al-ab˜Êth (ff. 59b–126b); (9) min kalÊm Aris¢Ö (ff. 126b–128b); (10) various poems in Persian (f. 129); (11) Samawxal al-MaghribÒ: If˜Êm al-yahÖd (ff. 130a–144b); (12) Nuskhat masxala waradat {alÊ Samawxal min ba{Ó al-zanÊdiqa al-mutafalsifa (ff.

3, p. 218; NÖr AllÊh ShushtarÒ: MajÊlis al-muxminÒn 1–2. Ed. A˜mad {Abd al-MunÊfÒ. Tehran 1375–76/ 1955–56, vol. 2, pp. 216–17; {Abd AllÊh Ni{ma: FalÊsifat al-shÒ{a. ÆayÊtuhum wa-ÊrÊxuhum. Beirut 1962, pp. —Among KÊshÒ’s students were Sayyid Æaydar ¹mulÒ (d. after 787/1385), {Abd AllÊh SharafshÊh to whom KÊshÒ issued an ijÊza in 759/1357–58 (cf. ¹ghÊ Buzurg: ”abaqÊt a{lÊm al-shÒ{a, vol. 5, pp. 122, 149, 153, 185), and al-MiqdÊd al-SuyÖrÒ (d. 826/1423), who repeatedly refers to his teacher’s views in his writings; cf.

210 (= ed. pp. 533:3–536:22), ff. 173–201 (= pp. 536:22–598:4); (2) Ibn KammÖna: TanqҘ al-ab˜Êth, ff. 202–209 (= ed. Perlmann, pp. 2:1–16:4), ff. 211– 263 (= pp. 17:2–108:8, 111:9–11); (3) Correspondence of Samawxal al-MaghribÒ with an anonymous accuser, ff. 264–265; (5) Ibn KammÖna: KalimÊt wajÒza ff. 266–286; (6) Excerpts from various unidentified historical, philosophical and poetic works, partly Arabic, partly Persian, ff. 286–293. 160 The manuscript of the ijÊza issued by Qu¢b al-DÒn al-ShÒrÊzÒ to TÊj al-DÒn alKirmÊnÒ (dated 696/1296–97; ms.

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