Al-Aqrabadhin Al-Saghir = Dispensatorium Parvum (Islamic Philosophy, Theology, & Science)

Author: Sabur Ibn Sahl, Oliver Kahl,
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Keywords: philosophy, theology, islamic, parvum, saghir, dispensatorium, aqrabadhin
Pages: 260
Published: 1994-09
Language: International
Category: World, History,
ISBN-10: 9004100040     ISBN-13: 9789004100046
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: 162.00 USD
This text contains a philological analysis and critical edition of an undated, anonymous Arabic pharmacopoeia, preserved in the form of a unique manuscript. A study of the manuscript shows that it represents the oldest hand-written witness of Arabic pharmacology known to date, and one of the earliest pharmacopoeias ever written in Arabic: the small and authentic version of an otherwise lost or, in the course of transmission, largely transmuted "Aqrabadhin" originally composed by the Christian physician Sabur ibn Sahl. After a brief introduction, the manuscript is described, analyzed and illustrated by 10 facsimiles. A biographical sketch of the author is followed by a critical edition of the manuscript. Philological observations, a glossary of technical terms and indexes are included in appendices.

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