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The Arabic Hermes : from pagan sage to prophet of science

Author: Kevin Thomas Van Bladel
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Oxford studies in late antiquity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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, alchemy, talismans, medicine, and philosophy.
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Named Person: Hermes, Trismegistus.; Hermes, Trismegistus; Hermes, Trismegistus.; Hermès Trismégiste.; Hermes Trismegistos
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Thomas Van Bladel
ISBN: 9780195376135 0195376137
OCLC Number: 276229015
Description: xii, 278 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
ermes in Sasanian Ira --
Hermes and the Sabians of Harran --
The three Hermeses --
Hermes the prophet --
Conclusion : The making of the Arabic Hermes.
Series Title: Oxford studies in late antiquity.
Responsibility: Kevin van Bladel.
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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, alchemy, talismans, medicine, and philosophy.

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I suggest that his work has the great potential to become a classical reference book for both late antiquity and the study of Hermetism. * Goran Larsson, Journal of Semitic Studies, March 2014 * must Read more...

 
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