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Author Vagelpohl, Uwe.

Title Aristotle's Rhetoric in the East : the Syriac and Arabic translation and commentary tradition / by Uwe Vagelpohl
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (x, 347 pages) : illustrations
Series Islamic philosophy, theology and science, 0169-8729 ; v. 76
Islamic philosophy, theology, and science ; v. 76
Contents Introduction -- "Greek into Arabic" -- Problems of translation history -- The history of Greek-Arabic translations -- Translation history -- The Arabic version -- Manuscript and dating -- The Syriac translation tradition -- Comparing Greek and Arabic -- Some qualifications -- Text comparison and analysis -- Findings -- Sources for structural mismatches -- The use of connectors and particles -- Morophology and terminology -- Transcription of proper names -- The terminology -- The reception of the Arabic translation -- The ninth century : arst encounters -- The tenth century : laying the foundation -- The eleventh century : elaboration and extension -- The twelfth century : the return to Aristotle -- Beyond the twelfth century -- The Latin afterlife -- Conclusions
Summary "The translation and reception of Aristotle's Rhetoric, is a prime example for the resulting transformation of antique learning in the Islamic world and beyond. On the basis of a close textural analysis of the Rhetoric, this study develops elements of a comparative "translation grammar" of Greek-Arabic translations. Contextualizing the analysis with an account of the textual history and the Syriac and Arabic philosophical tradition drawing on the Rhetoric, it throws new light on the inner workings of the "translation movement" and its impact on Islamic culture."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 328-341) and index
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Subject Aristotle -- Translations into Arabic -- History and criticism.
Aristotle -- Translations into Syriac -- History and criticism.
Aristotle. Rhetoric -- Criticism, Textual.
Aristotle. Rhetoric.
Philosophy, Ancient -- Translations into Arabic.
Philosophy, Ancient -- Translations into Syriac.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008011343
ISBN 9047433424 (electronic bk.)
9789047433422 (electronic bk.)