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By Kevin van Bladel

ISBN-10: 0195376137

ISBN-13: 9780195376135

this can be the 1st significant examine dedicated to the early Arabic reception and adaption of the determine of Hermes Trismegistus, the mythical Egyptian sage to whom have been ascribed a number of works on astrology, alchemy, talismans, drugs, and philosophy. sooner than the extra recognized Renaissance ecu reception of the traditional Greek Hermetica, the Arabic culture approximately Hermes and the works less than his identify have been constructing and flourishing for 700 years. The mythical Egyptian Hermes Trismegistus used to be popular in Roman antiquity as an old sage whose teachings have been represented in books of philosophy and occult technological know-how. The works in his identify, written in Greek by way of Egyptians dwelling less than Roman rule, in this case circulated in lots of languages and areas of the Roman and Sasanian Persian empires. After the increase of Arabic as a prestigious language of scholarship within the 8th century, money owed of Hermes id and airtight texts have been translated into Arabic besides the masses of alternative works translated from Greek, heart Persian, and different literary languages of antiquity. Hermetica have been in truth one of the earliest translations into Arabic, showing already within the 8th century. This publication explains the origins of the Arabic fantasy of Hermes Trismegistus, its assets, the explanations for its strange personality, and its various value for the traditions of Hermetica in Asia and northerly Africa in addition to Europe. It indicates who pre-modern Arabic students idea Hermes used to be and the way they got here to that view.

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