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In: Die Welt des Islams
Author: Oliver Kahl
This work offers a critical analysis of the Sanskrit, Syriac and Persian sources in Rhazes’ (d. 925 CE) Comprehensive Book (or al-Kitāb al-Ḥāwī), a hugely famous and highly unusual medico-pharmaceutical encyclopedia originally written in Arabic. All text material appears in full Arabic with English translations throughout, whilst the traceable Indian fragments are represented here, for the first time, in both the original Sanskrit and corresponding English translations. The philological core of the book is framed by a detailed introductory study on the transmission of Indian, Syrian and Iranian medicine and pharmacy to the Arabs, and by extensive bilingual glossaries of relevant Arabic and Sanskrit terms as well as Latin botanical identifications.

The World Award for the Book of the Year of the Islamic Republic of Iran has selected this title as one the best books of the year 2015 in the field of Islamic/ Iranian Studies.

Author: Oliver Kahl
This book offers an annotated English translation of one of the earliest dispensatories ever written in the Arabic language, viz. the small version of the Aqrābāḏīn composed by the Nestorian physician Sābūr ibn Sahl (d. 869 CE). The translation is based on the edition of the Arabic text as published in volume 16 of the IPTS series, which in turn is based on the oldest handwritten witness of Arabic pharmacy known so far. The translation is framed by a detailed introductory study of the subject, and by various glossaries which make this important source text accessible from both the Arabic and the English side. The book thus marks the first serious attempt at fully translating an early Arabic dispensatory into a modern Western language.
In: The Sanskrit, Syriac and Persian Sources in the Comprehensive Book of Rhazes
In: The Sanskrit, Syriac and Persian Sources in the Comprehensive Book of Rhazes
In: The Sanskrit, Syriac and Persian Sources in the Comprehensive Book of Rhazes
In: The Sanskrit, Syriac and Persian Sources in the Comprehensive Book of Rhazes
In: The Sanskrit, Syriac and Persian Sources in the Comprehensive Book of Rhazes