A very important source for the history of Arabic and Arabic literature. It also contains a great deal of information about Syriac and Syriac. bibliography of its time, the Fihrist al-Ulum–“The Index (or catalog) of the Sciences. full name, Abu al-Faraj Muhammad ibn Abi Ya’qub Ishaq al-Nadim. The Fihrist of al-Nadīm. A Tenth-century survey of Muslim culture. Bayard Dodge Mālik ibn Anas — 2. Abū Ḥanīfah — 3. Al-Shāfi’ī — 4. Dā’ūd ibn ‘Alī — 5.
|Published (Last):||28 August 2010|
|PDF File Size:||8.40 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||2.33 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Several other books of similar nature are named.
The first appears only here in the Manichean tradition. Some information about nnadim sources of the Fehrest may be extracted from the book itself.
FEHREST – Encyclopaedia Iranica
Vasiliev, Byzance et les Arabes3 vols. Probably born in Baghdad ca. Idem, Der Sermon von der Seele: Voruntersuchungen und QuellenBerlin,pp.
If you enter several tags, separate with commas. It is a true record of civilisation providing much classical material transmitted through Muslim culture to the West world, it is a unique link between civilisations.
This is a peculiarity shared with original Manichean sources cf. Houtsma, ; Beirut, The Fihrist was published in ; it exists in two manuscript traditions, or “editions”: Over a long period he noted thousands of authors, their biographical data, and works, gathered from his regular visits to private book collectors and libraries across the region – including,Mosul, and Damascus – and through active participation in the lively literary scene of Baghdad in the period.
Hans Jacob Polotsky had reported Walter B. An Analytical InventoryWiesbaden, Monnot, Penseurs musulmans et religions iraniennes: A compendium of the knowledge and literature of medieval Islam in the tenth century, informed in great part by earlier Hellenic and Roman cultures.
Translated from the Persian, Introduced and Concluded by W. Could the author of the Fehrest have directly referred to these texts as sources for his presentation? Untied to a single collection or library, al-Nadim freely selected whatever he fancied and catalogued a rich culture of his time.
Al-Fihrist evidences Al-Nadim’s voracious thirst and curiosity for all forms of knowledge and learning, and captures a glimpse into an exciting sophisticated milieu of Baghdad’s intellectual elite. The Fehrestintended to be a catalogue including all books, lecture notebooks, papers, nafim.
Ibn al-Nadim – Wikipedia
Editions of the Fehrest: The account is comparable to some non-Manichean descriptions of Manicheism: The first principle is apparent in the sequence of the five portions of the text: Ibn al-Nadim fohrist mentions the size of a book and the number of pages, so that buyers would not be cheated by copyists passing off shorter versions.
Ivn them, the investigator may retrieve information from the work that has ibbn investigators to date and also gain insight into Ibn al-Nadim’s method of composition, ideology, and historical analyses. Vajda in the bibliography.
Instead its parts were constantly re-arranged, enlarged and corrupted by the following generations. Monnot, Penseurs musulmans et religions iraniennesParis But, in fact, the two are to be separated thus correctly tr.
The Fehrest contains miscellaneous pieces of rare information. Retrieved from ” https: Ein Beitrag zur vergleichenden Religionsgeschichte ffihrist Orients, I: Generally, a short biographical notice on the authors is followed by a list of their works. Al-Nadim, with the other calligrapher scribes employed, would then copy these for the customers.
The Fehrest is the only account to mention that the revelation of his spiritual twin occurred with the completion of his 12th year cf. The account in the Fehrest is the most extensive, varied, and reliable non-Manichean description of Mani and his teachings, and it is of the highest value for research on Manicheism even after the discovery of numerous Manichean original sources.
On the statements made about Manicheism during the Islamic period see the essay by G.