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Aristotle's Meteorology in the Arabico-Latin Tradition: A Critical Edition of the Texts, with Introduction and Indexes

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Aristotle’s Meteorology: a twin set in Mediaeval Text Tradition. The Greek text of Aristotle’s Meteorology is in places highly problematic. Its edition by Fobes (1922), however, is a highlight in editorial technique. The Arabic version (c.800) is of quite different form and content. The two editions by Badawi (1961) and Petraitis (1967) were subject to considerable improvement. The present edition was done on the basis of the two extant Arabic manuscripts.
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Overview

Aristotle’s Meteorology: a twin set in Mediaeval Text Tradition. The Greek text of Aristotle’s Meteorology is in places highly problematic. Its edition by Fobes (1922), however, is a highlight in editorial technique. The Arabic version (c.800) is of quite different form and content. The two editions by Badawi (1961) and Petraitis (1967) were subject to considerable improvement. The present edition was done on the basis of the two extant Arabic manuscripts.
The edition of the Latin translation (12th c.) from the Arabic has been constituted on the basis of 5 manuscript sources, out of 110 copies. The status of both the Arabic and the Latin texts was bad, but not hopeless: as the Latin version stands near to its Arabic predecessor, the text of the latter gives support to the editing of the text, as well as for the understanding of the contents. And this procedure works vice versa.
The present edition of the texts has been completed with an Index of technical terms in Arabic, Greek and Latin and Registers on the Greek and Latin. Further a Bibliography and List of Latin manuscripts are presented.

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Highly influential in Antiquity, Aristotle's study of the cosmos became even more widely known through medieval translations. This volume replaces the previous study and partial edition of 1978, to present a complete edition of the Arabic and Latin versions of Aristotle's , with a revised introduction and an Arabic- Latin-Greek index of relevant technical terms. Typical of this publisher are high standards of book making: fine book cloth, Smythe sewn binding, eye-friendly non-glare paper, and crisp print. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004117600
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/20/2000
  • Series: Aristoteles Semitico-Latinus Series , #12
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Pieter L. Schoonheim, Litt.Dr. (1974) in Aristotelian Studies at the University of Amsterdam, was sometimes Fellow of NIAS, Wassenaar. He has regularly contributed to the conferences of the Project Recupero di Testi Classici attraverso le Lingue del Vicino e Medio Oriente (Naples). He is presently working at a library in Middelburg, the Netherlands.
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