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Words, Texts and Concepts Cruising the Mediterranean Sea: Studies on the Sources, Contents and Influences of Islamic Civilization and Arabic ... Birthday (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta) Hardcover

ISBN-13: 978-9042914896 ISBN-10: 9042914890 Edition: Bilingual

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  • Series: Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta (Book 139)
  • Hardcover: 686 pages
  • Publisher: Peeters Publishers; Bilingual edition (December 31, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9042914890
  • ISBN-13: 978-9042914896
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 6.6 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,372,313 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P. Nagy on November 9, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Words, Texts And Concepts Cruising The Mediterranean Sea: Studies On The Sources, Contents And Influences Of Islamic Civilization And Arabic Philosophy and Science Dedicated to Gerhard Endress on his Sixty-fifth Birthday edited by R. Arnzen, J. Thielmann (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta: Peeters) Excerpt: The present volume of the series Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta con¬tains studies and editions in honor of Gerhard Endress, Professor of Oriental Philology and Islamic Studies at the Ruhr University Bochum since 1975. They are dedicated to a scholar who well deserves the credit for having revolutionized the study of medieval Arabic philosophy and science by combining painstaking investigations into its contents and historical development with meticulous systematic studies in its lan¬guage and terminology based, in turn, on a careful philological exami¬nation of its Greek and Syriac sources and the ways and modes of trans¬lation and transmission into Arabic. Gerhard Endress's fundamental studies in these fields have set landmarks for any future research through their masterful and well-balanced synthesis of profound doctrinal inves¬tigations, inimitable bibliographical richness and accuracy, and complex and demanding historical contextualization. Based on an exhaustive variety of methodologically reflected research instruments they form in their entirety what might be called a systematic archaeology of medieval Arabic philosophy and science. Apart from this immense service to our knowledge about Arabic philosophy and science it is due to Endress's research work that Graeco-Arabic Studies finally have emerged from their exotic and shadowy existence within the discipline of Classical Arabic Philology.Read more ›
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