Briefe des Abū l-Faḍl Ibn al-‘Amīd (gest. 360/970) an ‘Aḍudaddaula. Mit Einleitung, kommentierter Übersetzung und Glossar
Editor: Daiber
Contributor: Hans Daiber
The Buyid wazir Abū I-Faḍl Ibn al-‘Amīd (died 970 A.D.) became famous as a poet and expert in epistolary literature ( inšą’), but also as a scholar and scientist. Until now our only source of information was from fragments and quotations in later literature.
Fortunately, two Arabic manuscripts from the 12th and 13th centuries have been preserved containing seven letters which were sent to the Buyid emir ‘Aḍudaddaula, and confirming posterity's high opinion of him. Moreover, they reveal the originality of a personality which, based on the knowledge of Greek and contemporary sciences, drew new conclusions. The text of the letters is published here together with translations into German, commentary and complete glossary. In a deliberate and complicated style they discuss themes of meteorology, physics, psychology and philosophy. These letters are extremely important for the history of Arabic literature and the history of sciences.
Editor: Hans Daiber
Author: Hans Daiber
Since the publication of the author´s BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY in 1999 more than 3000 new books and articles in the field of Islamic philosophy, its Greek sources and its aftermath in European philosophy appeared and illustrate the increasing interest of the Islamic and the Western world. Philosophical thought as part of the Islamic culture became a medium in the dialogue between cultures and a tool for reflexion and methodology, which are indispensable for creativity and human behaviour. This supplement covers all new publications as far as they were available and could be included in the extensive index on authors, texts, translations and commentaries, and philosophical terms and concepts.
In: Arabica
Author: Hans Daiber
This comprehensive bibliography covers more than 9500 primary and secondary sources for the study of Islamic Philosophy. The Alphabetical List (volume I) includes all known publications in western and non-western languages from the 15th century to the present, including Greek and Syriac sources. The Index (volume 2) covers information on authors, texts, translations and commentaries, and philosophical terms and concepts.

This bibliography shows the importance of Islamic thought for Jewish and medieval Latin scholasticism and its influence on modern European and Islamic thought. It is prefaced by an essay on the history and the significance of the study of Islamic philosophy.

"A reliable bibliography is one of the basic elements for every serious library".