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Miskawayh

A. D. 932–1030/A. H. 320–421
  • Nadia Gamāl al-Dīn
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Works by Miskawayh

  1. Miskawayh did not devote any particular book to education, but many of his writings dealt with this subject. The most important of Miskawayh's writings have been printed several times: Ahmad b. Muhammad Ya'qūb (Miskawayh).Tahdhīb al-akhlāq wa-tathīr al-a'rāq [Treatise on Ethics and Purification of Dispositions]. Cairo, Maktabat Muhammad 'Ali Subayh, 1959. (There are numerous printings of this book, including the one edited by Qustantin Zurayq, Beirut, Maktabat al-hayāt, 1966.)Google Scholar
  2. Miskawayh (Abu 'Ali Ahmad b. Muhammad).Tajārib al-umam [Experiences of Nations]. (Ed. H. F. Amedroz.) Egypt, Matba'at sharikat al-tamaddun al-sina'iyya, 1915.Google Scholar
  3. (Ibn) Miskawayh.Al-Fauz al-asghar [The Smallest Achievement]. Egypt, Mustafa alkutubi, A.H. 1325 (1988).Google Scholar
  4. Abu Hayyan al-Tawhidi; Miskawayh.al-Hawāmil wa-l-shawāmil [Carriers and Groups]. Cairo, Ahmad Amin; Matba'at Lajnat al-ta'līf wa-l-tarjama wa-l-nashr, 1951.Google Scholar
  5. 'Abd al-'Aziz 'Izzat.Ibn Miskawayh wa-falsafatuhu al-akhlāqiyya wa-masadiruha [Ibn Miskawayh, His Ethical Philosophy and Its Sources], pp. 125–41, Cairo, Maktabat wa-matba'at al-Bābī al-Halabī, 1946. The pages referred to contain a bibliography of Miskawayh's surviving works, printed and in manuscript, still preserved in libraries around the world. His manuscripts include items written on the margins of other manuscripts, which are not independent works. Miskawayh's advice to the seeker of wisdom, for example, we find published in the book of Yaqut al-Hamawi,Mu'jam al-udabā' [The Dictionary of Learned Men] (more usually ma'rifat aludabā'), ed. Margoliouth, pp. ii. 49 et seq. Of the books of Miskawayh still extant:Google Scholar
  6. Kitāb Tahārat al-nafs [Purification of the Soul]. Microfilm No. 417, Philosophy, in the Egyptian National Library.Google Scholar
  7. Jāvīdhān Khirad [Eternal Wisdom]. Microfilm in Library of Cairo University, on the margin of manuscript ofNuzhat al-arwāh wa-raudat al-afrāh of Shahrazuri, No. 23005. (In Persian.)Google Scholar

Works about Miskawayh

  1. Ahmad al-Amin al-Husayni al-'Amili.A'yān al-Shi'a [Notable Shi'ites]. Damascus, 1938.Google Scholar
  2. Brockelmann, C.Geschichte der arabischen Literatur [History of Arabic Literature]. Leiden, 1937. (Supplement.)Google Scholar
  3. Da'irat al-ma'arif al-islāmiyya. Vol. 1, pp. 388–89, Cairo, Dār al-sha'b, n.d.Google Scholar
  4. Nadia Gamāl al-Dīn,Ma'a kitāb tahdhib al-akhlaq wa-tathir al-a'rāq[On Refinement of Character and the Purification of Dispositions]. In: Hassan Muhammad Hassan; Nadia Gamāl al-Dīn (eds.)Madāris al-tarbiya fī l-hadara al-Islāmiyya [Schools of Education in Islamic Civilization], pp. 268, 301. Cairo, Dār al-fikr al-'arabī, 1984.Google Scholar
  5. Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics(Ed. by J. Hastings.) New York, N.Y., Scribner's, 1908–27. 13 v.Google Scholar
  6. Ibn al-Nadim (Abu l-Faraj Muhammad b. Ya'qub Ishaq, known as al-Warraq).Kitāb al-Fihrist (Fihrist: Index). (Ed. by Rida Tajaddud.) Tehran, 1971.Google Scholar
  7. Khayr al-Din al-Zarkali.Al-A'lām [Luminaries]. Egypt, 1927.Google Scholar
  8. Al-Qifti (Jamal al-Din Abu l-Mahasin 'Ali b. al-Qadi al-Ashraf Yusuf).Ikhbar al-‘ulama’ bi-akhbar al-hukama' (Ta'rikh al-hukama') [Dictionary of Wise Men]. Beirut, Dār al-Athar li-l-tiba'a wal-nashr wa-l-tawzi', n.d.Google Scholar
  9. Sa'id al-Diwaji. ‘Ibn Miskawayh’.Min a'lām al-tarbiya al-'arabiyya al-islamiyya [Some Luminaries of Arabic Islamic Education], pp. 221–42. Riyadh, Maktab al-tarbiya al-'arabi lī-duwal al-khalij, 1988.Google Scholar

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