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Mahdi, Muhsin

Overview
Works: 111 works in 459 publications in 7 languages and 7,386 library holdings
Genres: Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Folklore  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Terminology  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Translator, Compiler, Creator
Classifications: PJ7715, 398.22
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Muhsin Mahdi
The Arabian Nights = Alf laylah wa-laylah by Husain Haddawy( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 1,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Husain Haddawy's rapturously received translation of The Arabian Nights is based on a landmark reconstruction of the earliest extant manuscript version. These stories (and stories within stories, and stories within stories within stories), told by the Princess Shahrazad under the threat of death if she ceases to amuse, first reached the West around 1700. They fired in the European imagination an appetite for the mysterious and exotic which has never left it. Collected over centuries from India, Persia, and Arabia, and ranging from vivacious erotica, animal fables, and adventure fantasies to pointed Sufi tales, the stories of The Arabian Nights provided the daily entertainment of the medieval Islamic world at the height of its glory. The present new translation by Husain Haddawy is of the Mahdi edition, the definitive Arabic edition of a fourteenth-century Syrian manuscript in the BibliothEque Nationale in Paris, which is the oldest surviving version of the tales and is considered to be the most authentic. This early version is without the embellishments and additions that appear in later Indian and Egyptian manuscripts, on which all previous English translations were based
Medieval political philosophy : a sourcebook by Ralph Lerner( Book )

41 editions published between 1963 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle by Fārābī( Book )

48 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This reissue of the 1969 Cornell edition of Alfarabi's Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle contains Muhsin Mahdi's substantial original introduction and a new foreword by Charles E. Butterworth and Thomas L. Pangle. The three parts of the book, "Attainment of Happiness," "Philosophy of Plato," and "Philosophy of Aristotle," provide a philosophical foundation for Alfarabi's political works."--Jacket
Ibn Khaldūn's philosophy of history: a study in the philosophic foundation of the science of culture by Muhsin Mahdi( Book )

35 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfarabi and the foundation of Islamic political philosophy by Muhsin Mahdi( Book )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this work, Muhsin Mahdi distills more than four decades of research to offer an authoritative analysis of the work of Alfarabi, the founder of Islamic political philosophy. Mahdi, whose research brought to light writings of Alfarabi previously known only through medieval bibliographical references, presents this great thinker as his contemporaries and followers would have seen him: as a philosopher who sought to lay the foundations for a new understanding of revealed religion and its relation to the tradition of political philosophy." "Mahdi begins with a survey of Islamic philosophy and a discussion of its historical background. He then gives a general sense of the philosophical debate, or an introduction, to the interrelated spheres of philosophy, political thought, theology, and jurisprudence within Islam and, more particularly, within medieval Islam at the time of Alfarabi. Mahdi turns to Alfarabi's concept of "the virtuous city" in the second part of the book. Here, philosophy is distinguished from science on the one hand and religion on the other. Mahdi concludes with an examination of the work that is key to understanding Alfarabi's political thought, the trilogy known as the Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle." "An philosophical engagement with the writings of and about this great thinker, Alfarabi and the Foundation of Islami Political Philosophy is essential reading for anyone interested in medieval political philosophy."--Jacket
The Political aspects of Islamic philosophy : essays in honor of Muhsin S. Mahdi( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thousand and one nights by Muhsin Mahdi( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Arabic and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kitāb al-ḥurūf by Fārābī( Book )

41 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE BOOK OF LETTERS IS MADE OF THREE PARTS. THE FIRST PART IS SUPPOSED TO BE A COMMENTARY ON THE @ BOOK OF THE METAPHYSICS BY ARISTOTLE. WE HAVE SHOWN THAT EACH DIVISION OF THIS PART HAS BY NO MEANS ANY EQUIVALENT IN THE @ BOOK OF THE METAPHYSICS ; IF FARABI'S ANALYSIS OF SUBSTANCE, ACCIDENT, BEING ETC. IS FOUND IN THE @ BOOK, IT IS AN ALTOGETHER DIFFERENT CASE WITH HOMONYMY, SYNONYMY, PARONYMY ETC. WICH HARK BACK TO THE CATEGORIES REVISED AND OFTEN MODIFIED BY NEOPLATONIC COMMENTATORS OF ARISTOTLE SUCH AS PORPHYRY AND SIMPLICIUS. THE SECOND PART DEALS ROUGHLY WITH THREE MAIN PROBLEMS: THE ORIGIN OF LANGUAGE, THE EMERGENCE OF DEDUCTIVE DISCIPLINES AND THE RELATION BETWEEN PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION. AS FOR THE THIRD PART, IT IS PERFECTLY SYMMETRICAL TO THE FIRST, SINCE WHAT IS ANALYSED IN THE FIRST PART FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE ONE WHO ASKS IS STUDIED IN THE THIRD FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE ONE WHO ANSWERS. IN OTHER WORDS ALL THE ANALYSIS DEVELOPED BY FARABI ON BEING, SUBSTANCE, ACCIDENT, ESSENCE ETC. WILL BE RE-EXAMINED FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF QUESTIONING
Tausendundeine Nacht( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in German and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrierte Fassung aller 4 Bände "Tausendundeine Nacht" ist die berühmteste Sammlung morgenländischer Erzählungen und zugleich ein Klassiker der Weltliteratur. Von ihrer historischen und literarischen Bedeutung sind sie allenfalls mit den Märchen der Gebrüder Grimm vergleichbar. Die hier vorliegende erste deutsche Übersetzung aus arabischen Originaltexten stammt von dem Orientalisten Gustav Weil und wurde zwischen 1837 und 1841 erarbeitet. Gustav Weils Werk erschien ab 1837 (vollständig umgearbeitet 1865) und basierte auf den Texten der ersten, sogenannten Bulaker Ausgabe von 1835 Bisher wurden die Geschichten aus Tausendundeiner Nacht fälschlich gleichgesetzt mit Märchen für Kinder, was dem Original als Geschichtensammlung für Erwachsene mit zum Teil sehr erotischen Inhalten nicht gerecht wird. "Sie ist ein vollkommenes Muster der Schönheit, dass man sie nicht anders geschaffen wünschen könnte; sie hat weder zu viel, noch zu wenig, es ist, als wäre sie von Perlenwasser gebildet; ein Mond leuchtet aus allen ihren Gliedern hervor; ihre Stirne ist der Vollmond, ihr Wuchs der Zweig eines Baumes, ihr Atem ist Moschus: kein Mensch gleicht ihr." Mit Fussnoten des Übersetzers 3. Auflage Umfang: 2787 Normseiten bzw. 2720 Buchseiten Null Papier Verlag - www.null-papier - www.facebook.com/Null.Papier.Verlag
Die geistigen und sozialen Wandlungen im Nahen Osten by Muhsin Mahdi( Book )

5 editions published in 1961 in German and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kitāb Alf laylah wa-laylah : min uṣūlihi al-ʻArabīyah al-ūlá( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in Arabic and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kitāb al-millah, wa-nuṣūṣ ukhrá by Fārābī( Book )

23 editions published between 1968 and 2001 in Arabic and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political orientation of Islamic philosophy by Muhsin Mahdi( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kitāb al-alfāẓ al-mustaʻmalah fī al-manṭiq by Fārābī( Book )

17 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in Arabic and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kitāb al-Wāḥid wa-al-waḥdah by Fārābī( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in Arabic and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falsafat Aristūtālīs wa-ajzāʼ falsafatihī wa-marātib ajzāʼuhā wa-al-mawḍiʻ alladhī minhu ibtadaʼ wa-ilayhi intahá by Fārābī( Book )

8 editions published in 1961 in Arabic and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kitāb Alf layla wa-layla min uṣūlihi al-ʻarabiyya al-ūlā( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in Arabic and Multiple languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern trends in world religions : Paul Carus Memorial Symposium by Joseph Mitsuo Kitagawa( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thousand and one nights (Alf laylat wa laylat) : from the Earliest Known sources : arabic text( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iḥṣāʼ al-ʻulūm by Fārābī( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Arabic and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Arabian Nights = Alf laylah wa-laylah
Alternative Names
Mahdi, Mohsin Sayyid

Mahdi, Mohsin Sayyid 1926-...

Mahdi Mohsin Sayyid 1926-2007

Mahdi, Muhsin

Mahdī, Muḥsin 1926-...

Mahdi Muhsin 1926-2007

Mahdi, Muhsin S.

Mahdi, Muhsin S. 1926-...

Mahdi Muhsin S. 1926-2007

Mahdī, Muhṣin Saiyid 1926-2007

Mahdī, Muḥsin Sayyid

Mahdī, Muḥsin Sayyid 1926-...

Mahdī Muḥsin Sayyid 1926-2007

Mahdy, Muhsin 1926-

Muḥsin Mahdī

Muḥsin Mahdī 1926-...

Muḥsin Mahdī 1926-2007

Muhsin Mahdi US-amerikanischer Arabist und Islamwissenschaftler irakischer Herkunft

Muhsin S. Mahdi

Muhsin S. Mahdi 1926-...

Muhsin S. Mahdi 1926-2007

Muhszin Mahdi

Mushin Mahdi.

Mushin S. Mahdi.

محسن مهدي

محسن مهدي، 1926-

مهدى، محسن

مهدي، محسن

مهدي, محسن 1926-...

مهدي محسن 1926-2007

مهدي، محسن س.، 1926-

مهدي، محسن سيد، 1926-

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Medieval political philosophy : a sourcebookPhilosophy of Plato and AristotleAlfarabi and the foundation of Islamic political philosophy