The Arabic Version of Aristotle’s Parts of Animals Book XI-XIV of the Kitab al-Hayawan. A Critical Edition with Introduction and Selected Glossary.

Kruk, Remke / Aristotle.

Book ID: 33163

ISBN:      0720484677


8vo. 96 pp., of English text, 156 pp., of Arabic text, 4 plates, publisher’s original wrappers in lightly creased & rubbed d/w, otherwise copy clean & in very good condition, biblio, index, glossary of Greek, English & Arabic words, from Aristoteles Semitico-Latinus Series, North-Holland Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Oxford, 1979.


The Arabic corpus of Aristotelian zoology consists of nineteen chapters (maqalat), which generally is translated as ‘books’. Books XI-XIV contain the text of De Partibus Animalium. In this edition, this text has received the title of Kitab a’da’ al-Hayawan (Parts of Animals).

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