Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq on His Galen Translations

John C. Lamoreaux

Hunayn Ibn Ishaq (809–73), one of the most prolific early medieval translators of classical works, rendered hundreds of Greek volumes into Syriac and Arabic. This treatise on his Galen translations illuminates Ishaq’s efforts and their ninth-century context while recognizing that the translation movement had actually begun centuries earlier with Christians, Jews, and others. Offering the definitive Arabic text with a modern English translation and apparatus, this volume will be essential for anyone interested in the transmission of knowledge in the Late Antique and early Islamic Middle East.

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John C. Lamoreaux

About the Author

John C. Lamoreaux

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Outline of Hunayn’s Treatise
  • Abbreviations
  • Translation and Edition
  • Appendix 1—Talkhīș, Takhalluș, and Talakhkhuș
  • Appendix 2—Prosopography of Translators and Patrons
  • Appendix 3—Works of Galen Mentioned by Hunayn
  • Appendix 4—Inventory of Galen’s Extant Works in Syriac, by Grigory Kessel
  • Bibliography
  • Index
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Publication Information

  • Publication Month: November
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Arabic, English,
  • ISBN 13: 9780842529341
  • Page Count: 320
  • Price: $ 49.95
  • Sub Site: Middle Eastern Texts Initiative
  • Imprint: Brigham Young University Press

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