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Humanism in the renaissance of Islam

The cultural revival during the Buyid age

Kraemer

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Islam
Moshe Gil, 'The Creed of Abū ‘Āmir'.
Joel L. Kraemer, 'The Andalusian Mystic Ibn Hūd and the Conversion of the Jews'.
P.Sj. van Koningsveld, 'Andalusian-Arabic Manuscripts from Christian Spain: A Comparative Intercultural Approach'.
Linguistics
Gideon Goldenberg, 'Aramaic Perfects'.
R.J. Hayward, 'Underspecification Theory in the Analysis of the Feminine Genitive in Qafar'.
Geoffrey Khan, 'The Medieval Karaite Transcriptions of Hebrew into Arabic Script'.
Anson F. Rainey, ' Inūma Clauses in the Amarna Letters from Canaan'.
Shlomo Raz, 'Degem ḥabā ‘Ad Hebtes'.
Daniel Sivan, 'Notes on the Use of the Form Qatal as the Plural Base for the Form Qatl in Ugaritic'.
Reviews
Sh. Raz: W. Leslau, Comparative Dictionary of Ge‘ez.
J. Sadan: F. Malti-Douglas, Structures of Avarice.
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Philosophy in the renaissance of Islam

Abu Sulaymān al-Sijistānī and his circle

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Humanism in the Renaissance of Islam

The Cultural Revival during the Buyid Age

Kraemer

Under the enlightened rule of the Buyid dynasty (945-1055 A.D.) the Islamic world witnessed an unequalled cultural renaissance. This book is an investigation into the nature of the environment in which the cultural transformation took place and into the cultural elite who were its bearers. After an extensive introductory section setting the stage, the book deals with the main schools and circles and with the outstanding individual representatives of this renaissance.
The main expression of this renaissance was a philosophical humanism that embraced the scientific and philosophical heritage of Classical Antiquity as a cultural and educational ideal. Along with this philosophical humanism, a literary humanism was cultivated by litterateurs, poets, and government secretaries. This renaissance was marked by a powerful assertion of individualism in the domains of literary creativity and political action. It thrived in a remarkably cosmopolitan atmosphere — Baghdad, the center of the ‘Abbāsid empire and of Buyid rule.
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H. A. R. GIBB, The Arabic Sources for the Life of Saladin (Speculum, A Journal of Mediaeval Studies vol. XXV/i, Cambridge, Mass. 1950, S. 58-72).

J. Kraemer