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    Flowers of Avicenna.
    Flores Avicenne
    Abū 'Alī al-Ḥusayn ibn 'Abd Allāh ibn Sīnā (980--1037), commonly known as Avicenna, was born at Afshaneh, near Bukhara in Persia (present-day Uzbekistan). By the age of 10, he was well versed in the study of the Qurʼan and various sciences. He was the most famous and influential of the many Islamic scholars, scientists, and philosophers of the medieval world. He was foremost a...
    • Contributor: Avicenna, 980 - Capella, Michael De, Flourished
    • Date: 1508

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    Illuminated Leaf from Avicenna's Canon of Medicine.
    Canon medicinae
    Abū 'Alī al-Ḥusayn ibn 'Abd Allāh ibn Sīnā (980--1037), commonly known as Avicenna, was born at Afshaneh, near Bukhara in Persia (present-day Uzbekistan). By the age of 10, he was well versed in the study of the Qur'ān and various sciences. He was the most famous and influential of the many Islamic scholars, scientists, and philosophers of the medieval world. He was foremost a...
    • Contributor: Avicenna, 980
    • Date: 1473

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    Commentary on Avicenna's Canon of Medicine, Three Volumes.
    Expositio super tertio Canonis Avicennae : [1-5]
    This copy of the commentary by Italian professor and physician Gentilis de Fulgineo (died 1348) on the medical handbook by Abu 'Ali al-Husayn ibn 'Abd Allah ibn Sina (980--1037), commonly known as Avicenna, was printed in Padua, Italy, but illuminated in Germany. Its first owner was Hartmann Schedel (1440--1514). It was included in Schedel's large library of more than 600 works that came into...
    • Contributor: Gentilis Fulginas, 1348 - Avicenna, 980
    • Date: 1477
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    Commentary of Hugo of Sienna on the First [Book] of the Canon of Avicenna Together with His Questions.
    Expositio Ugonis Senensis super primo Canonis Auicenne cum questionibus eiusdem
    Ugo Benzi (also known as Hugo of Siena) was born in Siena about 1370. Educated in the liberal arts, he later developed an interest in medicine and undertook formal studies at the University of Bologna. He became a renowned physician, scholar, and teacher of medicine at several universities in Italy. He prepared commentaries on the medical classics of the time, works by the Greek...
    • Contributor: Cittadini, Antonio, 1518 - Avicenna, 980 - Gherardo, Da Cremona,4 - Benzi, Ugo
    • Date: 1498

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    The Incoherence of Philosophers. Abu-Hamid Al-Ghazali (also known by the Latinized version of his name, Algazel, 1058--1111 AD, 450--505 AH) was born into a modest family in Tus, Khorasan, in present-day Iran. He went on to become one of the most prominent Sunni religious scholars of all time. His main fields were jurisprudence, philosophy, theology, and mysticism. Tahafut al-falasifa (The incoherence of the philosophers) is one of his...
    • Contributor: Ghazzālī
    • Date: 1884

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    Treatise on "The Incoherence of the Philosophers". This philosophical treatise by 15th-century Ottoman theologian Mustafa ibn Yusuf al-Bursawi, better known as Khwajah'zadah, is a rebuttal of a rebuttal. It is one of two treatises (the other is al-Dhakhirah [The hoard], a 13th-century work by ʻAlaʼ al-Din al-Tusi) that were commissioned by Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, known as the Conqueror. The sultan wanted Khwajah'zadah and al-Tusi to weigh the merits of two...
    • Contributor: Khwājahʹzādah, Muṣṭafá Ibn Yūsuf, 1487488 - Mehmed II, Sultan of the Turks - Al-Funwī, Al-Sayyid Aḥmad Baḥrī Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 1570

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    Commentary on the First Part of Avicenna's "Canon of Medicine" and "Chapter on the Limbs" by Giano Matteo Durastante.
    Bapt. Montani Veronensis; omnium suae olim aetatis, & medicorum, & philosophorum; praecellentissimi; In primi lib. Canonis Auicennae primam fen, profundissima commentaria. Adiecto nuper secundo, quod nunquàm anteà fuerat typis excusum; de membris capite
    This volume contains a Latin commentary on the first part of Avicenna's Al-Qānūn fī al-ṭibb (The canon of medicine) by the Italian physician and philosopher Giovanni Battista da Mónte (known as Montano, 1498--1551), published in Venice in 1557. Montano was born in Verona. After first working in Brescia, he taught medicine at the University of Padua. He translated various works from Greek into Latin...
    • Contributor: Costantini, Baldassare, 16th Century - Durastante, Giano Matteo, 16th Century - Valgrisi, Vincenzo, Flourished - Avicenna, 980 - Monte, Giovanni Battista Da
    • Date: 1557

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    Insights into the Science of Logic. Al-Baṣāʼir al-Nuṣayrīyah (or Nasiriyah) fī ʻilm al-manṭiq (Insights into the science of logic) is a treatise on formal logic by the medieval Iranian scholar and jurist ʻUmar Ibn Sahlan al-Sawi (died circa 1058). The work is written in Arabic and is named after the Seljuk official Nusayr al-Din Mahmud (died 1109 or 1110). There are extensive notes on the text by the Egyptian religious...
    • Contributor: Ibn Sahlān Al-Sāwī, ʻumar, Died Approximately 1058 - Muḥammad ʻabduh
    • Date: 1898

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    Literary Essays by Classical Arab Authors. Jesuit scholar Louis Cheikho was born in Mardin, Turkey, and educated at the Jesuit school in Ghazīr, Lebanon. He remained associated with the seminary and its successor institution in Beirut, Université Saint-Joseph, throughout his life. Cheikho studied in Europe and eventually gained a world-wide reputation as a Semitist and authority on Eastern Christianity. Al-Machriq, the journal he founded in 1898, is a principal resource...
    • Contributor: Cheïkho, Louis
    • Date: 1889

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    The Key to Ibn al-Nafis's "al-Mūjiz". Jamal al-Din Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Aqsaraʼi, a 14th century Shafiʻi scholar from Anatolia, wrote on a number of topics, including Sufism, fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), and tafsīr (exegesis). His Ḥall al-mūjiz fī al-ṭibb (The key to al-Mūjiz) is a medical work consisting of a commentary on al-Mūjiz by Ibn al-Nafis (circa 1210--88). Al-Mūjiz was the epitome or abstract written by Ibn al-Nafis on his own...
    • Contributor: Ibn Al-Nafīs, ʻalī Ibn Abī Al-Ḥazm - Aqsarāʼī, Muḥammad Ibn-Muḥammad, 1389
    • Date: 1400

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    "The Scientific Essay on the Need for Compound Remedies" from the "Canon of Medicine". Abu Ali al-Husayn Ibn Sina (980--1037) was one of the intellectual luminaries of the medieval world. Known in the Latin West as Avicenna, this Persian polymath was often referred to by Muslim authors as al-Shaykh al-Ra'īs, in acknowledgement of his role as one of the foremost savants of the Islamic world. A prolific author, Ibn Sina wrote on topics as varied as metaphysics, theology,...
    • Contributor: Avicenna, 980
    • Date: 1688

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    The Grand Sheikh Ibn Sina's Collection of Treatises. Al Hussein ibn Abdullah Ibn Sina (also known by the Latinized version of his name, Avicenna, 980--1037 AD; 370--428 AH) was a Muslim Persian polymath and the foremost physician and philosopher of his time. In his Introduction to the History of Science, the eminent historian of science George Sarton (1884--1956) characterized Ibn Sina as "one of the most famous exponents of Muslim universalism and...
    • Contributor: Avicenna, 980
    • Date: 1935

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    An Epistle on Colitis. Abu ʻAli al-Husayn Ibn Sina was born in Bukhara (present-day Uzbekistan) in 980 and died in Hamadan (present-day Iran) in 1037. One of the intellectual luminaries of the medieval world, known in the Latin West as Avicenna, this Persian polymath was often referred to by Muslim authors as al-Shaykh al-Raʼīs (the preeminent scholar), acknowledgment of his status as one of the foremost savants of...
    • Contributor: Avicenna, 980
    • Date: 1653

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    The Canon of Medicine. Abu ʻAli al-Husayn Ibn Sina was born in Bukhara (present-day Uzbekistan) in 980 and died in Hamadan (present-day Iran) in 1037. One of the intellectual luminaries of the medieval world, known in the Latin West as Avicenna, this Persian polymath was often referred to by Muslim authors as al-Shaykh al-Raʼīs (the preeminent scholar), acknowledgment of his status as one of the foremost savants of...
    • Contributor: Avicenna, 980
    • Date: 1800

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    The Canon of Medicine. Abu ʻAli al-Husayn Ibn Sina was born in Bukhara (present-day Uzbekistan) in 980 and died in Hamadan (present-day Iran) in 1037. One of the intellectual luminaries of the medieval world, known in the Latin West as Avicenna, this Persian polymath was often referred to by Muslim authors as al-Shaykh al-Raʼīs (the preeminent scholar), acknowledgment of his status as one of the foremost savants of...
    • Contributor: Avicenna, 980
    • Date: 1700

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    The Canon of Medicine. Abu ʻAli al-Husayn Ibn Sina was born in Bukhara (present-day Uzbekistan) in 980 and died in Hamadan (present-day Iran) in 1037. One of the intellectual luminaries of the medieval world, known in the Latin West as Avicenna, this Persian polymath was often referred to by Muslim authors as al-Shaykh al-Raʼīs (the preeminent scholar), acknowledgment of his status as one of the foremost savants of...
    • Contributor: Avicenna, 980
    • Date: 1329

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    The Canon of Medicine. Abu ʻAli al-Husayn Ibn Sina was born in Bukhara (present-day Uzbekistan) in 980 and died in Hamadan (present-day Iran) in 1037. One of the intellectual luminaries of the medieval world, known in the Latin West as Avicenna, this Persian polymath was often referred to by Muslim authors as al-Shaykh al-Raʼīs (the preeminent scholar), acknowledgment of his status as one of the foremost savants of...
    • Contributor: Avicenna, 980
    • Date: 1853
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    The Canon of Medicine. Abu ʻAli al-Husayn Ibn Sina was born in Bukhara (present-day Uzbekistan) in 980 and died in Hamadan (present-day Iran) in 1037. One of the intellectual luminaries of the medieval world, known in the Latin West as Avicenna, this Persian polymath was often referred to by Muslim authors as al-Shaykh al-Raʼīs (the preeminent scholar), acknowledgment of his status as one of the foremost savants of...
    • Contributor: Avicenna, 980
    • Date: 1700

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    The Commentary on the Epitome of Ibn al-Nafis. Sharḥ Mūjiz ibn al-Nafīs (The commentary on the epitome of Ibn al-Nafis), also known as al-Mughnī (The sufficient), written by Sadid al-Din ibn Mas'ud Kazaruni (died 1357), is a well-known medical text of the 14th century. It is, as well, a wonderful illustration of the commentary tradition in the Islamic world: Sharḥ Mūjiz ibn al-Nafīs consists of Sadid al-Din's commentary on al-Mūjiz by Ibn...
    • Contributor: Kāzarūnī, Muḥammad Ibn Masʻūd, 1357 - Tusarī, Ibn Abdel Wāḥid - Ibn Al-Nafīs, ʻalī Ibn Abī Al-Ḥazm - Avicenna, 980
    • Date: 1655

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    Poem on the Causes and Symptoms of Fevers. Although the colophon of this manuscript copy of al-Urjūzah fī asbāb al-ḥumīyāt wa 'alāmātihā (Poem on the causes and symptoms of fevers) attributes the work to Abu ʻAli Husayn Ibn Sina (born in Bukhara in 980, died in Hamadan in 1037; known in the Latin West as Avicenna), the actual authorship of this work remains uncertain. Attribution of Ibn Sina's medical works is often...
    • Contributor: Tabib, Muhammad - Avicenna, 980
    • Date: 1661

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    The Canon of Medicine. Abu ʻAli al-Husayn Ibn Sina was born in Bukhara (present-day Uzbekistan) in 980 and died in Hamadan (present-day Iran) in 1037. One of the intellectual luminaries of the medieval world, known in the Latin West as Avicenna, this Persian polymath was often referred to by Muslim authors as al-Shaykh al-Raʼīs (the preeminent scholar), acknowledgment of his status as one of the foremost savants of...
    • Contributor: Avicenna, 980 - Bakhsh, Khudā
    • Date: 1744

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    "The Book of Simple Medicine and Plants" from "The Canon of Medicine". Abū Alī al-Ḥusayn Ibn Sīnā (also known by the Latinized version of his name, Avicenna, 980--1037 AD; 370--428 AH) was a Muslim Persian polymath and the foremost physician and philosopher of his time. In his Introduction to the History of Science, the eminent historian of science George Sarton (1884--1956) characterized Ibn Sina as "one of the most famous exponents of Muslim universalism and an...
    • Contributor: Al-Shatti, Ahmed Shawkat - Jabbur, Jibran - Avicenna, 980
    • Date: 1900

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    The Canon of Medicine. Al-Husayn Ibn Abdullah Ibn Sīnā (980--1037), commonly known by the Latinized version of his name Avicenna, was born near Bukhara in Persia (present-day Uzbekistan). He was the most famous and influential of the many Islamic scholars, scientists, and philosophers of the medieval world. He was foremost a physician but was also an astronomer, chemist, geologist, psychologist, philosopher, logician, mathematician, physicist, and poet. His Al-Qānūn...
    • Contributor: Al-Hanafi, Abd Al-Karim Al-Qutbi - Avicenna, 980
    • Date: 1597

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    Compendium of the Canon of Medicine. Ali ibn Abi al-Hazm al-Qarshi al-Dimashqi (1210 or 1211-88), better known as Ibn al-Nafis, was a physician. He most likely was born in Damascus, where he studied medicine with Shaykh ʻAbd al-Rahim ibn ʻAli Muhadhdhab al-Din, better known as al-Dakhwar (1169 or 1170-1230 or 1231). Al-Nafis moved to Cairo where he served as the personal physician of Sultan Baybars I. He lectured on Shafiʻi...
    • Contributor: Ibn Al-Nafīs, ʻalī Ibn Abī Al-Ḥazm - Avicenna, 980
    • Date: 1240

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    Commentary on the Little Canon. The Qānūnjah (also commonly known by its Persian name, the Qānūncha), a medical book by Mahmud ibn Muhammad al-Jaghmini, was written in the late-12th or early 13th century and, as the name indicates, was inspired by an encyclopedic work, al-Qānūn fī al-ṭibb (The canon of medicine) by Abu 'Ali al-Husayn ibn 'Abd Allah ibn Sina (980--1037), commonly known in the Latin West as Avicenna....
    • Contributor: Maḥmūd Ibn Muḥammad Al-Jaghmīnī, 1344 - Avicenna, 980
    • Date: 1855

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