The Arabic Hermes: From Pagan Sage to Prophet of Science

The Arabic Hermes: From Pagan Sage to Prophet of Science ➹ [Download] ➵ The Arabic Hermes: From Pagan Sage to Prophet of Science By Kevin van Bladel ➼ – This is the first major study devoted to the early Arabic reception and adaption of the figure of Hermes Trismegistus the legendary Egyptian sage to whom were ascribed numerous works on astrology alch This is the first major Hermes: From MOBI ò study devoted to the early Arabic reception and adaption of the figure of Hermes Trismegistus the legendary Egyptian sage to whom were ascribed numerous works on astrology alchemy talismans medicine and philosophy The ancient Greek Hermetica with which the tradition begins are products of Roman Egypt of the second and third century CE Thereafter in late antiuity they found a wide readership both The Arabic Epub / among pagans and Christians Their ongoing popularity depended on the notion that Hermes had lived in extremely ancient times perhaps before the Deluge and his antiuity endowed him with a pristine intellectual priority and made him attractive as an authority in religious arguments Early Arabic literature beginning in the eighth century also includes detailed discussions of Hermes Trismegistus both as a teacher of ancient legend and as the alleged Arabic Hermes: From MOBI õ author of works on the apocryphal sciences especially astrology Moreover Hermes is imagined in Arabic as a prophet lawgiver and the founder of ancient religion This book shows how the Arabic Hermes developed out of the earlier Greek and other late antiue traditions into something new which would in turn form the background to the later reception of the Greek Hermetica in the Italian Renaissance Assembling information in Greek Arabic Hermes: From Pagan Sage ePUB ´ Arabic Syriac and Coptic primary sources The Arabic Hermes will be of great interest to scholars in many fields including Classics Arabic Studies Iranian Studies Egyptology and Medieval Studies.

10 thoughts on “The Arabic Hermes: From Pagan Sage to Prophet of Science

  1. Mohammad Ali Mohammad Ali says:

    کتابی است به معنای حقیقی کلمه تحقیقی که در مقابلش آثار فارسی مربوط به هرمس در حد نقاشی های کودکستان اند من که با خوندنش هم تصویری از کلیت بلکه جزئیت داستان هرمس در عالم اسلام پیدا کردم و هم پیچیدگی مباحث حول بعضی چیزهای بدیهی انگاشته ام رو متوجه شدم البته طبیعی است که مثل آثار تحقیقی جدی خواندنش هم آسان نیستباید از مترجم واقعا متشکر بود که سراغ این کار رفته اما خوب به هر حال ترجمه نیازمند ویرایشه مهمترین ایراد ترجمه اشتباه های لپیه مثل اشتباه نوشتن اسامی و اعداد توی انبوه اسم و تاریخی که در این کتاب حضور داره این اشتباه ها طبیعیه اما از طرف دیگه یک ویرایش معقول می تونسته همش رو درست کنه در مورد متن های یونانی اشتباه های تایپی وجود دارده معدود جمله هایی هم هستند که یه دستی باید به سر و روشون کشیده بشه اما علی رغم همه ی این ها به غایت خواندنی است

  2. Kevin Kevin says:

    As a huge fan of the character of Hermes Trismegistus throughout history I was absolutely intrigued by this work I was as I think many who sought out this book were a bit disappointed to find out that this is just part one of a two part series this being a work detailing the life of Hermes throughout the history of the Middle East and the different places and times that his story and his influence springs up I am holding my breath currently as I was when I first ordered this on to get a copy of the forthcoming Arabic Hermetica which purports to detail the key Hermetic texts utilized I assume by the figures introduced in the current volume This is a monumental task and I hope that Mr van Bladel is up to the task of completing it in my lifetime This is an excellent companion to Garth Fowden's study on Hermes and the Hermetic literature as contination of that study into the pre renaissance

  3. Brian Brian says:

    Van Bladel seeks to answer the uestions of when why in what ways and by whom the Greco Egyptian literary character Hermes Trismegistus whose imagined authority served to legitimate countless scientific philosophical and mystical texts transmitted in his name since the second century CE came to continue in much the same role for the early medieval Arabic translators and compilers of learned traditions encountered and absorbed by the expanding empire of Islam The substance from which van Bladel extracts his conclusions consists of tortuously ramified and intentionally obfuscated chains of bibliographic transmission which he carefully and to this non specialist reader's satisfaction convincingly reconstructs and elucidates by means of rigorous textual and historical analysis

  4. Jean-Pierre Jean-Pierre says:

    This is a book on detailing the historical transmission and reception of the concepts of HermetismHermeticism Hermetica and Hermes Trismegistus in the Arab and Persian spheres since the Sassanian Empire and less on giving an overview of texts or beliefs From that perspective it seems very thorough and somewhat enjoyable in its presentation of how long Hermes the Thrice Great has been traveling through the world of human ideas

  5. Marcel Côté Marcel Côté says:

    BravoThere is much work to be done and van Bladel provides a great map of the terrain

  6. Mitchell26 McLaughlin Mitchell26 McLaughlin says:

    Very scholarly and erudite discussion of texts But if one can wade through this there is a lot of great information

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