Das Buch des Beweises – ʿAmmār Al-Baṣrī

Orientalia Christiana I


Deut­sche Über­set­zung des Kitāb al-burhān und eine Abhand­lung über die rheto­ri­schen Grund­lagen des Textes. The book contains the German trans­la­tion of ʿAmmār al-Baṣrī’s Kitāb al-burhān (pp. 9–86), and a study dealing with the rhetoric back­ground of the book (pp. 87–171). The Nest­o­rian ʿAmmār al-Baṣrī, follo­wing the tradi­tion of the Greek Church Fathers, presented all his views about the much treated ques­tions of the Chris­tian-Muslim reli­gious discus­sions during the famous “dis­pute of Baghdad” having resort to the convin­cing ...

Ninth-Century Arabic Christian Apology and Polemics: A Terminological Study of ‛Ammār al-Baṣrī’s Kitāb al-Masā’il wa-l-Ajwiba

Orientalia Christiana II


The book demon­s­t­rates that ʿAmmār al-Baṣrī’s Kitāb al-Masā’il wa-l-ajwiba is an signi­fi­cant piece of Chris­tian theo­logy that played an important role in the trans­mis­sion of Greek wisdom and Helle­nistic know­ledge to Muslim theo­logy. On the basis of various Arab Chris­tian and sources and their termi­no­lo­gies, the book exhi­bits that the Chris­tian authors of the ninth century had already had a ready set of termi­no­logy in Arabic. The study proves that the termi­no­logy of the Kitāb al-Masā’il wa-l-ajwiba corres­ponds to Greek philoso...

Irano-Turkic Cultural Contacts in the 11th-17th Centuries

Acta et Studia I


The majo­rity of the papers deal with the inte­rior and exte­rior circum­stances of the emer­ging Ottoman Empire in the 16th century: the impact of the Ottoman-Persian wars on Ottoman policy in Central Europe; the prob­lems of the border­land areas like Kurdistan; the signi­fi­cance of the capture of the family members of rival dyna­s­ties, and similar aspects. Another group of studies discusses the deve­lop­ment that had taken place in the prece­ding centu­ries, inves­ti­ga­ting aspects of thought and literary genres. Two studies focus on th...

Problems in Arabic Philosophy

Acta et Studia II


A collec­tion of papers written by H. Daiber, J. Jans­sens, J. P. Montada, I. Dobbs-Wein­stein, D. Bucan, C. Gilliot and M. Maróth. The papers deal with the general problem of the Islamic philo­sophy, as well as with the thought of al-Ghaz­zali, Avem­pace, Gersonides, al-Dhahabi, and the connec­tion between logic and stylistics....

Problems in Arabic Literature

Acta et Studia III


The volume incor­po­rates papers presented by G. J. van Gelder,A. Hámori, G. Scho­eler, J. E. Mont­go­mery, K. Skarżyńska-Bocheńska, Abdul-Nabi Isstaif, Z. Szom­bathy, M. Maróth and L. Tüske. The subjects dealt with include poetry in histo­rio­gra­phical works, the oeuvres of Abu Ala al-MaÝarri, Ibn Fadlan, Jahiz and Imru ’l-Qays, the Ottoman sultan Bayezit’s library, the role of natural dispo­si­tion in poetry and modern Arabic literary criti­cism....

Zsigmond Telegdi: Opera Omnia I

Acta et Studia IV


The volume contains all of Zs. Telegdi’s arti­cles written in languages other than Hunga­rian (German, French). The author deals with prob­lems of Iranian, Turkish and general lingu­istics in the 32 papers published in this volume. The arti­cles are preceded by Zs. Telegdy’s short biography....

Zsigmond Telegdi: Opera Omnia II

Acta et Studia IV


Parallel to volume I, this book contains Zs. Telegdy’s 26 arti­cles published in Hunga­rian. The two volumes combined present practi­cally his comp­lete lingu­istic oeuvre, a wide-ranging collec­tion of essays origi­nally published in various Hunga­rian and inter­na­tional jour­nals. His books do not form part of the reprinted mate­rial in this Opera Omnia edition....

Questions Théologiques Dans La Rhétorique Arabe

Acta et Studia IX


The author examines the connec­tion between rhetoric and bayan from the point of view of various authors and theo­lo­gical schools. First he examines the devices common to both theo­logy and rhetoric (analogy, meta­phor, istidlal, etc.) and then the ques­tion of bayan in the mu'tazi­lite and Sunnite tradi­tions. He pays special atten­tion to Qadi 'Abd al-Jabbar, Hanba­lism, Ibn Taymiyya and the Islamic rational theo­logy (kalam). Texts in French!...

Human Dignity in the Three Revealed Religions

Acta et Studia XI


The volume contains the procee­dings of a meeting held in Buda­pest (Nov. 4th, 2009), which was dedi­cated to the ques­tion of human dignity as seen from the view­point of Judaism, Chris­tendom and Islam respec­ti­vely. Contri­bu­tors are Yair Lorber­baum, Yaakov Blid­stein and David Heyd (Israel), Osman Taştan (Turkey), Adel Tweissi (Jordania), Abdes­samad Belhaj (Morocco/Hungary), Balázs Mezei, Tamás Béres and M. Maróth (Hungary). The volume goes a long way to proving that the three world reli­gions are in full harmony in their emphasis...

At the Gate of Modernism: Qajar Iran in the Nineteenth Century

Acta et Studia XII


Papers from a confe­rence held at the Hunga­rian Academy of Sciences, Oct. 14-15, 2010. Includes biblio­gra­phical refe­rences and index....

From Aṣl to Zāʾīd: Essays in Honour of Éva Jeremiás

Acta et Studia XIII


Cove­ring a wide range of subjects within the general field of Iranian studies, this collec­tion of essays consists of contri­bu­tions by twenty scho­lars. Most arti­cles concen­t­rate on Persian lingu­istics (Ela Filip­pone: The so-called Old Persian ‘poten­tial construc­tion’; Mária Gósy: Simi­la­ri­ties and diffe­rences in the early acqui­si­tion of grammar by Persian and Hunga­rian children; Carina Jahani: Complex predi­cates and the issue of tran­si­ti­vity: The case of Southern Balochi; Maria Macuch: Preci­sion orien­tated legal language in th...

The Roots of Arabic Genealogy – A Study in Historical Anthropology

Documenta et Monographiae I


Consis­ting of four chap­ters, the book explores the origins and later deve­lop­ment of genea­lo­gical concepts in Arabic-spea­king socie­ties. The first two chap­ters surveys various theo­ries of the forma­tion of 'ilm al-nasab, the reasons of its persis­tency through history, the func­tio­ning of nasab in a nomadic setting and the role of intel­lec­tuals in the crea­tion of many genea­lo­gical concepts, and offer a radi­cally new model for the rise of this pheno­menon. The third chapter discusses the deve­lop­ment of syste­matic genea­logy: the co...

The Correspondence between Aristotle and Alexander the Great

Documenta et Monographiae V


An Anony­mous Greek Novel in Letters in Arabic Trans­la­tion Arabic text pp. 149, commen­tary in English pp. 112 A hitherto unknown Arabic novel in letters contai­ning the corres­pon­dence ascribed to Aris­totle and Alex­ander the Great. The Arabic text, which is quite probably the first Arabic text written in prose, was trans­lated from Greek into Arabic under the reign of the Umayyad Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik. Parts of the novel are well known as inde­pen­dent trea­tises (Pseudo-Aris­totle’s De mundo and Sirr al-asrar, etc.), but the no...

The History of Bidyini and Kaabu – Two Chronicles in Arabic from Guinea-Bissau

Documenta et Monographiae VI


With an Intro­ductory Study by Eva Sebe­s­tyen and Zoltan Szom­bathy Arabic text pp. 55, commen­tary in English pp. 176 Also forming part of the Fontes Histo­riae Afri­canae publis­hing project (Series Arabica, XII) of the Union Acadé­mique Inter­na­tional, this volume contains an edition, trans­la­tion and commen­tary of two Arabic texts rela­ting to African history. The two texts were written in the second half of the 19th century by local Mandinka scho­lars of what is now Guinea-Bissau. The first chro­nicle narrates the history of the M...

Safavid Art and Hungary – The Esterházy Appliqué in Context

Documenta et Monographiae VII


This volume consists of two parts. In the first section the author explores the begin­nings of the recep­tion of Safavid art in Hungary and the ways it has been repre­sented to this western audi­ence, all the while giving an over­view of Iranian art objects preserved in Hunga­rian museums. The second section is devoted to an analysis of the single most precious piece of this cate­gory, known as the Ester­házy Appliqué. The author explores its origin, meaning, and tries to place it in its cultural context. With many illu­s­t­ra­tions in ...

The Ethical Thesis: Practical Reason in Islamic Legal Hermeneutics

Documenta et Monographiae VIII


This book is a philo­so­phical study of Islamic law. It argues that Islamic legal herme­neutics are best under­stood as an ethics of practical reason. As such, Islamic legal herme­neutics is grounded in the Anti­quity’s tradi­tion which engaged legal inter­pre­ta­tion as ethics. The mono­graph covers both pre-modern modern Islamic theo­ries of law....

Two Renaissance Commentaries on Persius

Studia Philologica IV


Bartho­lo­maeus Fontius' and Ioannes Britan­nicus' Commen­ta­ries on Persius...