Min Al-Turath Al-Arabi [From The Arab Heritage]. SEVEN VOLUMES.

IBN FADLAN, Ahmad / Baha’ ed-Din IBN SHADAD/ IBN TUFAIL / IBN HAZM / IBN KHALDUN & AL-IBSHIHI.

Book ID: 1889

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8vo. Arabic text. 60 pp., introduction / 95 pp., 8 colour plates hors text / 75 pp., 16 colour plates hors text / 131 pp., 16 colour plates hors text / 83 pp., 16 colour plates hors text /124 pp., 16 colour plates hors text / 60 pp., 16 colour plates hors text, each volume fitted in a special sleeve, publisher’s coloured wraps, set fitted in a box, Limited & numbered edition to 2000, Al Mutawassit Publishing & Kitaba, Paris, 1981.

Synopsis

Seven volumes of classical Islamic works published under the title Min al Turath al Arabi. The volumes are as follows:
I- A study by André Miquel entitled Al Insan Wal Alam.
II- Rahla Ila Bilad al Sakaliba by Ahmad Ibn Fadlan, illustrated with colour maps from a 13th century manuscript Nuzhat al Mushtak fi Ikhterak al Afaak by al Idrissi, kept at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.
III- Tawk al Hamama by Ibn Hazem al Andalusi, illustrated with Arabic miniatures in colour from a unique Arabic manuscript preserved at the Vatican Library and entitled Hadeeth Bayad wa Riyadh. It is thought that this manuscript was written and illustrated during the 13th century in al Andalus or Morocco.
IV- Risalat Hai Ibn Yakzan by Ibn Tufail, illustrated with Arabic miniature plates in colour from a Persian manuscript by Ibn Bakhtishyu’ entitled Manafi’ al Hayawan which is kept at the Pierre Morgan Library, New York.
V- Sirat Salah al Din al Ayyubbi by Baha’ Eddine Ibn Shaddad, illustrated with Arabic miniature plates in colour from two manuscripts, the first by Ibn Khuzam entitled Al Makhzun Jami’ al Funun, kept at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, the second by Al Tartusi entitled Tabsurat Arbab al Albab fi Kaifiyyat al Najat fi al Hurrub min al Aswa, which was written in 1187 after Salah al Din liberated Jerusalem, and kept at the Bodlean Library in Oxford.
VI- Fi al Ma’aash Wal Kasib Wal Sunna from Al Muqaddimah of Ibn Khaldun, illustrated with colour plates of Arabic miniatures from a manuscript entitled Al Makamat by al Hariri, and kept at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.
VII- Aja’ib al Makhlukat, selected from Al Mustatrif fi Kul Mustazrif of al Ibshihi, illustrated with Arabic miniature plates in colour from an original manuscript entitled Aja’ib al Makhloukat wa Gara’ib al Mawjudat by al Kazwini, which is kept at the Freer Gallery in Washington D.C.

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