Studies on the Agronomy of Al-Andalus

25 June 2010

An important survey of research on Andalusi agricultural texts is now available online through the website of the Revue des mondes musulmans et de la Méditerranée. Agricultural Authors Discussed The article surveys the manuscripts, printed editions and translations of works by eight Andalusi agricultural writers: Ibn Abi ‘l-Jawad Ibn Wafid Ibn Hajjaj Ibn Bassal Abu ‘l-Khayr [...]

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New Publication: Kitab Bayan al-Farq

13 April 2010

A new edition of a text tentatively connected with the Sufi Abu ‘l-Husayn al-Nuri is now available online. This edition of the Bayan al-Farq bayn al-Sadr wa’l-Qalb wa’l-Fu’ad wa’l-Lubb is edited by Josef Meri and published by The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre. The work is attributed to al-Hakim al-Tirmidhi. Nicholas Heer published the first [...]

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Locating Arabic Agricultural Manuscripts

14 February 2010

For anyone interested in the study of agriculture in the medieval Islamic world, a key task is tracking down manuscripts. I’ve now gathered a fair number of publications listing these manuscripts, so I thought I’d help others working on this topic by providing a preliminary list here. I will add more references as I come across [...]

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