The case of the animals versus man before the King of the Jinn : a translation from the Epistles of the brethren of purity /

This is a new English translation of a classic of medieval Islamic learning, which illuminates the intellectual debates of its age and speaks vividly to the concerns of our own. It is the most famous work of the Brethren of Purity, a tenth-century esoteric fraternity based in Basra and Baghdad. In t...

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Corporate Authors: Institute of Ismaili Studies., Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ.
Other Authors: McGregor, Richard J. A., Goodman, Lenn Evan, 1944-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Arabic
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2012.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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245 0 4 |a The case of the animals versus man before the King of the Jinn :  |b a translation from the Epistles of the brethren of purity /  |c translated by Lenn E. Goodman and Richard McGregor ; foreword by Nader El-Bizri. 
260 |a Oxford ;  |a New York :  |b Oxford University Press in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies,  |c 2012. 
300 |a 1 online resource (xvi, 389 pages) 
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500 |a Originally published: 2009. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-355) and indexes. 
546 |a Text in Arabic with an English translation. 
588 0 |a Print version record. 
505 0 |a Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction; Technical Introduction; Epistle 22: The Case of the Animals versus Man Before the King of the Jinn; Prologue of the Ikhwan; The Fable; Appendix A: Authorities Cited; Appendix B: Geographical Regions; Appendix C: Iranian Kings and Heroes of History and Legend; Appendix D: Religious Traditions; Bibliography; Index Nominum; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; Y; Z; Index Rerum; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z; Index Locorum 
520 |a This is a new English translation of a classic of medieval Islamic learning, which illuminates the intellectual debates of its age and speaks vividly to the concerns of our own. It is the most famous work of the Brethren of Purity, a tenth-century esoteric fraternity based in Basra and Baghdad. In this rich allegorical fable the exploited and oppressed animals pursue a case against humanity. They are granted the gift of speech and presented as subjects with views and interests oftheir own. Over the course of the hearing they rebuke and criticise human weakness, deny man's superiority, and make. 
650 0 |a Islamic philosophy. 
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