By Jules L. Janssens

This Avicenna bibliography, the results of two decades of study, seeks to proceed the paintings began during this area by way of G.C. Anawati. New instances produce new probabilities, and certainly, with the appearance of the pc and inter-library networking, a renewed technique turns into not just available but in addition a necessity.In this bibliography, extra vast and systematic cognizance is paid to non-Western courses, specifically Arabian, persian, Turkish and Russian. Of unique curiosity is the inclusion of a few Indian guides. The guides are ordered in response to a constant thematic department, with cross-references being supplied the place priceless. Separate chapters are devoted to the clinical and clinical contributions, whereas the philosophical works are handled in ten chapters.In all circumstances an advent is supplied which makes an attempt to stipulate either the mediaeval context of Avicenna's suggestion and the particular type of his pondering. targeted recognition is paid to biographical and bibliographical reviews, in addition to to the 'Millenium' of guides that resulted from the Unesco backed 1980 memorial oth the millenium of Avicenna's delivery. eventually, and actually most significantly, an overvieuw is given of the varied variations or translations of Avicenna's paintings, that are pointed out in accordance with the numbering of the vintage bibliographies of G. C. Anawati and M. Mahdavi. just about all guides are annotated with a precis presentation in their most unusual issues and a brief serious evaluation.The textual content therefore serves as a primary orientation for the reader into the richness of Avicenna's legacy. In sum, this bibliography goals at delivering a transparent, concise and accomplished presentation of the fabric, and is therefore an indispensible work-instrument for all destiny Avicenna learn.

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And Index by I. AL-QASHSH. Introd. by 'A. ZAYOUR. 5 vo!. in 3, plus Index vo!. Altogether 4 vo!. Beirut, M. 'az aI-din, 1987, Ak + 18 (Fr) + 2498,285 pp. A. copies the Bftlaq-text, but offers a much more readable text, insofar as he enlarges the characters of the BUlaq-edition. Moreover, he adds some significant explanatory notes. But, above all, the index volume largely facilitates the accessibility of the text. It offers systematic lists of all named physicians, as well as of all mentioned single and composed drugs, metals, plants and· animals.

A. AL-SHATT!. Introd. KM. AnO KHALIL. Beirut, M. al-TulHib, 1972; Beirut, Mu'assasa al-Ma'arif, 1986, 336 pp. r - A'SAM, 'A. has edited a list of simple drugs, based on Canon, Il, 2, according to a hand-written original (extant in Baghdad) of an 18th C. author, S. If kitdb ((A 1Qanunfi 'l-(ibb" li-ibn Sfna. Baghdad, Jami'at aI-Baghdad, 1984,21986, 214 pp. At first sight, a very complete list of all simple drugs, mentioned in Canon, n. An essential description of the basic characteristics of each simple drug is given (A.

Louvain, 68 (70), 521535. A. explains in which way she uses the computer in order to establish the lexica (only the lexica of the first volume published were still "hand-made"). 's study, entitled: Influence de l'arabe sur la terminologie philosophique latine medievale, in : Aetas V Congr. Int. Phi/os. , 137-144. A. very precisely describes the different criteria one has to respect in order to be able to carry out a valid study of the arabo-Latin vocabulary, which really did influence medieval philosophy - All items are illustrated by concrete examples, mostly derived from the Avicenna Latinus.

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