The Resource Allegory and philosophy in Avicenna (Ibn Sînâ) : with a translation of the Book of the Prophet Muhammad's ascent to heaven, Peter Heath

Allegory and philosophy in Avicenna (Ibn Sînâ) : with a translation of the Book of the Prophet Muhammad's ascent to heaven, Peter Heath

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Allegory and philosophy in Avicenna (Ibn Sînâ) : with a translation of the Book of the Prophet Muhammad's ascent to heaven
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Allegory and philosophy in Avicenna (Ibn Sînâ)
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with a translation of the Book of the Prophet Muhammad's ascent to heaven
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Peter Heath
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eng
Summary
Islamic allegory is the product of a cohesive literary tradition to which few contributed as significantly as Ibn Sina (Avicenna), the eleventh-century Muslim philosopher. Peter Heath here offers a detailed examination of Avicenna's contribution, paying special attention to Avicenna's psychology and poetics and to the ways in which they influenced strains of theological, mystical, and literary thought in subsequent Islamic - and Western - intellectual and religious history. Heath begins by showing how Avicenna's writings fit into the context and general history of Islamic allegory and explores the interaction among allegory, allegoresis, and philosophy in Avicenna's thought. He then provides a brief introduction to Avicenna as an historical figure. From there, he examines the ways in which Avicenna's cosmological, psychological, and epistemological theories find parallel, if diverse, expression in the disparate formats of philosophical and allegorical narration. Included in this book is an illustration of Avicenna's allegorical practice. This takes the form of a translation of the Mi'raj Nama (The Book of the Prophet Muhammad's Ascent to Heaven), a short treatise in Persian generally attributed to Avicenna. The text concludes with an investigation of the literary dimension Avicenna's allegorical theory and practice by examining his use of description metaphor. Allegory and Philosophy in Avicenna is an original and important work that breaks new ground by applying the techniques of modern literary criticism to the study of Medieval Islamic philosophy. It will be of interest to scholars and students of medieval Islamic and Western literature and philosophy
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1949-2014
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Heath, Peter
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181/.5
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Index
index present
LC call number
B751.Z7
LC item number
H43 1992
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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980-1037
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Avicenna
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Middle Ages series
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  • Avicenna
  • Philosophy, Medieval
  • Islamic philosophy
  • Allegory
  • Avicenna
  • Avicenna
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Allegory and philosophy in Avicenna (Ibn Sînâ) : with a translation of the Book of the Prophet Muhammad's ascent to heaven, Peter Heath
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-236) and index
Contents
  • Allegory and Philosophy
  • 3.
  • Structure and Representation of the Cosmos
  • 4.
  • Avicenna's Theory of the Soul
  • 5.
  • Avicenna's Theory of Knowledge
  • Pt. 3
  • Mi'raj Nama
  • 6.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Translation of the Mi'raj Nama
  • Pt. 4
  • Interpretation and Allegory
  • 7.
  • Intepretation and Function of Allegory
  • 8.
  • Allegory and Allegoresis
  • Appendices
  • Appendix A. On Allegory
  • Appendix B. On the Attribution of the Mi'raj Nama
  • Pt. 1
  • Appendix C. The Manuscripts
  • Appendix D. The Text of Avicenna's Version of the Mi'raj (without his attendant commentary)
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • Avicenna and Islamic Allegory
  • 2.
  • Avicenna: Courtier, Physician, Philosopher
  • Pt. 2
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 246 p.
Isbn
9780812231519
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(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92010961
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  • (CaMWU)u2928719-01umb_inst
  • 2780787
  • (Sirsi) i9780812231519
  • (OCoLC)25788274
Label
Allegory and philosophy in Avicenna (Ibn Sînâ) : with a translation of the Book of the Prophet Muhammad's ascent to heaven, Peter Heath
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-236) and index
Contents
  • Allegory and Philosophy
  • 3.
  • Structure and Representation of the Cosmos
  • 4.
  • Avicenna's Theory of the Soul
  • 5.
  • Avicenna's Theory of Knowledge
  • Pt. 3
  • Mi'raj Nama
  • 6.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Translation of the Mi'raj Nama
  • Pt. 4
  • Interpretation and Allegory
  • 7.
  • Intepretation and Function of Allegory
  • 8.
  • Allegory and Allegoresis
  • Appendices
  • Appendix A. On Allegory
  • Appendix B. On the Attribution of the Mi'raj Nama
  • Pt. 1
  • Appendix C. The Manuscripts
  • Appendix D. The Text of Avicenna's Version of the Mi'raj (without his attendant commentary)
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • Avicenna and Islamic Allegory
  • 2.
  • Avicenna: Courtier, Physician, Philosopher
  • Pt. 2
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 246 p.
Isbn
9780812231519
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92010961
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2928719-01umb_inst
  • 2780787
  • (Sirsi) i9780812231519
  • (OCoLC)25788274

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