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Rosenthal, Franz 1914-2003

Overview
Works: 208 works in 1,003 publications in 12 languages and 14,437 library holdings
Genres: History  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree, Creator
Classifications: D16.7, 901
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Most widely held works about Franz Rosenthal
 
Most widely held works by Franz Rosenthal
The Muqaddimah; an introduction to history by Ibn Khaldūn( Book )

135 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in English and held by 2,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Muqaddimah, often translated as "Introduction" or "Prolegomenon," is the most important Islamic history of the premodern world. Written by the great fourteenth-century Arab scholar Ibn Khaldun (d. 1406), this monumental work laid down the foundations of several fields of knowledge, including philosophy of history, sociology, ethnography, and economics. The first complete English translation, by the eminent Islamicist and interpreter of Arabic literature Franz Rosenthal, was published in three volumes in 1958 as part of the Bollingen Series and received immediate acclaim in America and abroad. A one-volume abridged version of Rosenthal's masterful translation was first published by Princeton University Press in 1969." "This new edition of the abridged version, with the addition of a key section of Rosenthal's own introduction to the three-volume edition, and with a new introduction by Bruce B. Lawrence, will reintroduce this seminal work to twenty-first-century students and scholars of Islam and of medieval and ancient history."--Jacket
The classical heritage in Islam by Franz Rosenthal( Book )

64 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The influence of classical antiquity on the religious disciplines, theology, mysticism and law of Islam cannot be overestimated. This work demonstrates the significance of the classical heritage by drawing together a great range of literary renderings, paraphrases, commentaries and imitations, as well as independent Islamic elaborations. Professor Rosenthal's collection includes the work of early authors, authors of the Golden Age and later writers who imitated their works. The Classical Heritage in Islam reveals that the Muslim adoption of and dependence on classical texts was not bl
A grammar of Biblical Aramaic by Franz Rosenthal( Book )

93 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The purpose of this grammar is twofold. It is, on one hand, to provide the beginner with the elements of the language, and, on the other, to prepare him ... for possible research in the problems of Aramaeology. These two aims may seem mutually contradictory, and it must be admitted that they are to a degree. However, the attempt is always worth making, and Biblical Aramaic, representing the comparative simplicity of the old consonant writing with the complexities of a much later stage of the spoken language superimposed upon it, is a strenuous training ground ... Knowledge of the syntax is important in any language, and in Aramaic where the syntax in particular reflects the history of the language most faithfully ..."--Preface
A history of Muslim historiography by Franz Rosenthal( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledge triumphant : the concept of knowledge in medieval Islam by Franz Rosenthal( Book )

35 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledge ('ilm) is one of those concepts that have dominated Islam and given Muslim civilization its distinctive shape and complexion. This book states that there is no branch of Muslim intellectual and daily life that remained untouched by the all-pervasive attitude towards 'knowledge' as something of supreme value for Muslim being
Humor in early Islam by Franz Rosenthal( Book )

36 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a pioneering study by the versatile scholar Franz Rosenthal (1914-2003). It contains an annotated translation of an Arabic text on a figure who became the subject of many jokes and anecdotes, the greedy and obtuse Ash'ab, a singer who lived in the 8th century but whose literary and fictional life long survived him
The return of the Caliphate to Baghdad by Ṭabarī( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The herb hashish versus medieval Muslim society by Franz Rosenthal( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Muslim concept of freedom prior to the nineteenth century by Franz Rosenthal( Book )

22 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General introduction, and, From the Creation to the Flood by Ṭabarī( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume I of the thirty-eight volume translation of Tabari's great History begins with the creation of the world and ends with the time of Noah and the Flood. It not only brings a vast amount of speculation about the early history of mankind into sharp Muslim focus, but it also synchronizes ancient Iranian ideas about the prehistory of mankind with those inspired by the Qur'an and the Bible. The volume is thus an excellent guide to the cosmological views of many of Tabari's contemporaries. The translator, Franz Rosenthal, one of the world's foremost scholars of Arabic, has also written an extensive introduction to the volume that presents all the facts known about Tabari's personal and professional life. Professor Rosenthal's meticulous and original scholarship has yielded a valuable bibliography and chronology of Tabari's writings, both those preserved in manuscript and those alluded to by other authors. The introduction and first volume of the translation of the History form a ground-breaking contribution to Islamic historiography in English and will prove to be an invaluable source of information for those who are interested in Middle Eastern history but are unable to read the basic works in Arabic
Science and medicine in Islam : a collection of essays by Franz Rosenthal( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The achievements of medieval Muslim scholars in the fields of philosophy, science and medicine are now well recognized, and Franz Rosenthal's work has been instrumental in helping us to understand these. In this third collection of his articles, he demonstrates the information to be gained from tracing the Greek roots of the science and medicine of the Islamic world in the Middle Ages. Of particular concern here are the Hellenistic or late Hellenistic authors such as Galen, Hippocrates or Ptolemy. These articles show how Muslim writers have preserved much that has been lost in the Greek and played a vital part in ensuring the continuity of the classical tradition, and examine some of the specific ways in which they reacted to and developed it
Muslim intellectual and social history : a collection of essays by Franz Rosenthal( Book )

14 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Aramaic handbook / with contributions by Z. Ben-Hayyim [and 11 others] ; edited by Franz Rosenthal( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek philosophy in the Arab world : a collection of essays by Franz Rosenthal( Book )

15 editions published in 1990 in 4 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die aramaistische Forschung : seit Th. Nöldeke's Veröffentlichungen by Franz Rosenthal( Book )

36 editions published between 1939 and 1964 in 3 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gambling in Islam by Franz Rosenthal( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Aramaic handbook by Franz Rosenthal( Book )

52 editions published in 1967 in 4 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sweeter than hope" : complaint and hope in medieval Islam by Franz Rosenthal( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four essays on art and literature in Islam by Franz Rosenthal( Book )

13 editions published in 1971 in English and Dutch and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conquest of Arabia by Ṭabarī( Book )

13 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Muqaddimah; an introduction to history
Alternative Names
Franz Rosenthal deutsch-amerikanischer Orientalist

Franz Rosenthal Duits arabist (1914-2003)

Franz Rosenthal German orientalist

Franz Rosenthal orientalista alemán

Franz Rosenthal orientalista tedesco

Rosenthal, F.

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Rosenthal, Fr. 1914-2003

Rosenthal, Franciscus 1914-2003

Rosenthal François 1914-2003

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Rosenthal, Franz Wilhelm 1914-2003

Rouzental, Franc.

Rouzental, Franc 1914-2003

Rūzinṯāl, Frānz 1914-2003

Розенталь, Франц

Роузентал, Франц 1914-2003

רוזנטל, פרנץ 1914-2003

روزنتل، فرانتز

روزنثال، فرانز، 1914-2003

فرانتز روزنتال، 1914-2003

فرانتس رزنتال

فرانز روزن تھال

فرانز روزنتال

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The classical heritage in IslamA grammar of Biblical AramaicKnowledge triumphant : the concept of knowledge in medieval IslamHumor in early IslamThe return of the Caliphate to BaghdadGeneral introduction, and, From the Creation to the FloodThe conquest of Arabia