The Literature of Al Andalus

But if the world was created out of nothing a finite time ago, then (recapitulating Aristotle's reasoning) there was a ... Ibn T·ufayl's resolution of the antinomy is sharp rebuke to al-Ghaza ̄lı ̄, who had held not only that the two ...

Author: María Rosa Menocal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521030236

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Literature of Al-Andalus is an exploration of the culture of Iberia, present-day Spain and Portugal, during the period when it was an Islamic, mostly Arabic-speaking territory, from the eighth to the thirteenth century, and in the centuries following the Christian conquest when Arabic continued to be widely used. The volume embraces many other related spheres of Arabic culture including philosophy, art, architecture and music. It also extends the subject to other literatures - especially Hebrew and Romance literatures - that burgeoned alongside Arabic and created the distinctive hybrid culture of medieval Iberia. Edited by an Arabist, an Hebraist and a Romance scholar, with individual chapters compiled by a team of the world's leading experts of Islamic Iberia, Sicily and related cultures, this is a truly interdisciplinary and comparative work which offers a interesting approach to the field.

The Texture of the Divine

Ibn al-Abba ̄r, Al-Muqtadab min kita ̄b tuh.fat al-qadı ̄m, p. 72. 49. Ibn T.ufayl, H.ayy ibn Yaqz.a ̄n, pp. 55–56 (Goodman, p. 99). 50. See the discussion in Conrad, “Introduction,” in Conrad, ed., The World of Ibn T.ufayl, pp. 9ff.

Author: Aaron W. Hughes

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253110879

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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The Texture of the Divine explores the central role of the imagination in the shared symbolic worlds of medieval Islam and Judaism. Aaron W. Hughes looks closely at three interrelated texts known as the Hayy ibn Yaqzan cycle (dating roughly from 1000--1200 CE) to reveal the interconnections not only between Muslims and Jews, but also between philosophy, mysticism, and literature. Each of the texts is an initiatory tale, recounting a journey through the ascending layers of the universe. These narratives culminate in the imaginative apprehension of God, in which the traveler gazes into the divine presence. The tales are beautiful and poetic literary works as well as probing philosophical treatises on how the individual can know the unknowable. In this groundbreaking work, Hughes reveals the literary, initiatory, ritualistic, and mystical dimensions of medieval Neoplatonism. The Texture of the Divine also includes the first complete English translation of Abraham Ibn Ezra's Hay ben Meqitz.

Encyclopedia of Ethics

what he knows “of the secrets of the Oriental wisdom mentioned by the master, the chief, Abu ̄ ÛAlı ̄ Ibn Sı ̄na ̄ [Avicenna].” The question, says Ibn T.ufayl, moved him to a strange state and caused him to discern a world beyond the ...

Author: Lawrence C. Becker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135350963

Category: Philosophy

Page: 2032

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The editors, working with a team of 325 renowned authorities in the field of ethics, have revised, expanded and updated this classic encyclopedia. Along with the addition of 150 new entries, all of the original articles have been newly peer-reviewed and revised, bibliographies have been updated throughout, and the overall design of the work has been enhanced for easier access to cross-references and other reference features. New entries include * Cheating * Dirty hands * Gay ethics * Holocaust * Journalism * Political correctness * and many more.

Encyclopaedia of the History of Science Technology and Medicine in Non Western Cultures

Ibn Tufayl's importance for history is twofold: the influence of his unique work, Hayy ibn Yaqzdn, and his patronage of one of the most important Muslim ... The World of Ibn T ufayl: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Hayy Ibn Yaqzzin.

Author: Helaine Selin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402045592

Category: Science

Page: 2415

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Here, at last, is the massively updated and augmented second edition of this landmark encyclopedia. It contains approximately 1000 entries dealing in depth with the history of the scientific, technological and medical accomplishments of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. The entries consist of fully updated articles together with hundreds of entirely new topics. This unique reference work includes intercultural articles on broad topics such as mathematics and astronomy as well as thoughtful philosophical articles on concepts and ideas related to the study of non-Western Science, such as rationality, objectivity, and method. You’ll also find material on religion and science, East and West, and magic and science.

Science and Religion in Mamluk Egypt

Ibn al-Nafis, Pulmonary Transit and Bodily Resurrection Nahyan Fancy. 10 ll 12 13 See Binyamin Abrahamov, Islamic T heology.' Traditionalism and Rationalism (Edinburgh: ... Ibn Tufayl and the Divine Spark,” in The World of Ibn T ufayl.

Author: Nahyan Fancy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136703614

Category: History

Page: 186

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The discovery of the pulmonary transit of blood was a ground-breaking discovery in the history of the life sciences, and a prerequisite for William Harvey’s fully developed theory of blood circulation three centuries later. This book is the first attempt at understanding Ibn al-Nafīs’s anatomical discovery from within the medical and theological works of this thirteenth century physician-jurist, and his broader social, religious and intellectual contexts. Although Ibn al-Nafīs did not posit a theory of blood circulation, he nevertheless challenged the reigning Galenic and Avicennian physiological theories, and the then prevailing anatomical understandings of the heart. Far from being a happy guess, Ibn al-Nafīs’s anatomical result is rooted in an extensive re-evaluation of the reigning medical theories. Moreover, this book shows that Ibn al-Nafīs’s re-evaluation is itself a result of his engagement with post-Avicennian debates on the relationship between reason and revelation, and the rationality of traditionalist beliefs, such as bodily resurrection. Breaking new ground by showing how medicine, philosophy and theology were intertwined in the intellectual fabric of pre-modern Islamic societies, Science and Religion in Mamluk Egypt will be of interest to students and scholars of the History of Science, the History of Medicine and Islamic Studies.

Philosophy in the Middle Ages

In 1168 he was in Marrakesh once again, and at this time Ibn T·ufayl, vizier and court physician, introduced him to Abu ̄ Yaqu ̄b Yu ̄suf, the son who had succeeded Abd al-Mumin as ruler. According to one account, the ruler, ...

Author: Arthur Hyman

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603844512

Category: Philosophy

Page: 724

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Thomas Williams' revision of Arthur Hyman and James J. Walsh's classic compendium of writings in the Christian, Islamic, and Jewish medieval philosophical traditions expands the breadth of coverage that helped make its predecessor the best known and most widely used collection of its kind. The third edition builds on the strengths of the second by preserving its essential shape while adding several important new texts--including works by Augustine, Boethius, Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, Anselm, al-Farabi, al-Ghazali, Ibn Rushd, Bonaventure, Thomas Aquinas, and John Duns Scotus--and featuring new translations of many others. The volume has also been redesigned and its bibliographies updated with the needs of a new generation of students in mind.

The Cambridge Companion to Sufism

3 Bernd Radtke, “How can man reach the mystical union: Ibn T.ufayl and the divine spark”, in The World of Ibn T.ufayl, ed. Lawrence I. Conrad (Leiden: Brill, 1996), 189. Radtke's translation is from Khushaysh's Kitāb al-istiqāma ...

Author: Lloyd Ridgeon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107018303

Category: History

Page: 240

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This book traces the evolution of Sufism from the formative period to the present.

Routledge Revivals Medieval Iberia 2003

Yaqz.a ̄n, which inspired Daniel Defoe's Robhad ruler the Ibn philosopher T.ufayl had Ibn introduced Rushd 1198), and his book on to the Almo(Averroe ̈s, d. inspired astronomy. Al-Bit This .ru ̄jı ̄ book, (Alpetragius) On the to write ...

Author: E Michael Gerli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351665780

Category: History

Page: 951

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First published in 2003, Medieval Iberia: An Encyclopedia, is the first comprehensive reference to the vital world of medieval Spain. This unique volume focuses on the Iberian kingdoms from the fall of the Roman Empire to the aftermath of the Reconquista and encompass topics of key relevance to medieval Iberia, including people, events, works, and institutions, as well as interdisciplinary coverage of literature, language, history, arts, folklore, religion, and science. It also provides in-depth discussions of the rich contributions of Muslim and Jewish cultures, and offers useful insights into their interactions with Catholic Spain. With nearly 1,000 signed A-Z entries and written by renowned specialists in the field, this comprehensive work is an invaluable tool for students, scholars, and general readers alike.

The A to Z of Sufism

“H.ayy in the Land of Absa ̄l: Ibn T.ufayl and Sufism in the Western Maghrib during the Era.” In The World of Ibn T.ufayl: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on H.ayy ibn Yaqz.a ̄n. Ed. L. I. Conrad. Leiden: Brill, 1996. ———.

Author: John Renard

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 081086343X

Category: Religion

Page: 414

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With more than 3,000 entries and cross-references on the history, main figures, institutions, theory, and literary works associated with Islam's mystical tradition, Sufism, this dictionary brings together in one volume, extensive historical information that helps put contemporary events into a historical context.

Reading ayy Ibn Yaq n

“H.ayy ibn Yaqz.ān”: li-Ibn Sīnā wa-Ibn T.ufayl wa-Suhrawardī. Damascus: Dār al-Madá lil-Thaqāfah wa-al-Nashr, 2005. ... The World of Ibn-Tufayl: Interdisciplinary Perspectives of “Hayy Ibn-Yaqzan.” Leiden, Neth.: Brill, 1996.

Author: Avner Ben-Zaken

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801899720

Category: Science

Page: 208

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The first book-length intellectual history of autodidacticism, this novel, thought-provoking work will interest a wide range of historians, including scholars of the history of science, philosophy, literature, Europe, and the Middle East.