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Mahdi, Muhsin

Overview
Works: 117 works in 396 publications in 4 languages and 7,197 library holdings
Genres: Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference proceedings  Terminology  Dictionaries 
Roles: Editor, Honoree, Translator, Author of introduction, Creator, Compiler
Classifications: PJ7715, 398.22
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Most widely held works about Muhsin Mahdi
 
Most widely held works by Muhsin Mahdi
The Arabian nights = Alf laylah wa-laylah by Husain Haddawy ( Book )
20 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 1,914 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 )
37 editions published between 1963 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle by Fārābī ( Book )
43 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in English and held by 1,104 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 )
24 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alfarabi and the foundation of Islamic political philosophy by Muhsin Mahdi ( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 467 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."--Page [4] of cover
The Political aspects of Islamic philosophy : essays in honor of Muhsin S. Mahdi ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The thousand and one nights by Muhsin Mahdi ( Book )
16 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and Arabic and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La fondation de la philosophie politique en Islam : la cité vertueuse d'Alfarabi by Muhsin Mahdi ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in French and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die geistigen und sozialen Wandlungen im Nahen Osten by Muhsin Mahdi ( Book )
5 editions published in 1961 in German and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tausendundeine Nacht ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kitāb Alf laylah wa-laylah : min uṣūlihi al-ʻArabīyah al-ūlá ( Book )
9 editions published in 1984 in Arabic and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The political orientation of Islamic philosophy by Muhsin Mahdi ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kitāb al-ḥurūf by Fārābī ( Book )
12 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in Arabic and English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kitāb al-millah, wa-nuṣūṣ ukhrá by Abū Naṣr Muḥammad al-Fārābī ( Book )
10 editions published in 1968 in Arabic and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kitāb al-alfāẓ al-mustaʻmalah fī al-manṭiq by Fārābī ( Book )
12 editions published between 1968 and 1984 in Arabic and Undetermined and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alfarabi's book of letters (Kitāb al-hurūf): commentary on Aristotle's Metaphysics by Muḥammad Ibn Muḥammad Abū Naṣr Fārābī ( Book )
17 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in Arabic and English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kitāb al-Wāḥid wa-al-waḥdah by Fārābī ( Book )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in Arabic and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Falsafat Aristūtālīs wa-ajzāʼ falsafatihī wa-marātib ajzāʼuhā wa-al-mawḍiʻ alladhī minhu ibtadaʼ wa-ilayhi intahá by Abū Naṣr al-Fārābī ( Book )
7 editions published in 1961 in Arabic and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kitāb al-millah, wa-nuṣūṣ ukhrá by Fārābī ( Book )
8 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in Arabic and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern trends in world religions by Paul Carus Memorial Symposium ( Book )
1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Mahdi, Mohsin Sayyid
Mahdi Mohsin Sayyid 1926-....
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-...
Mahdi, Muhsin Sayyid 1926-2007
Mahdy, Muhsin 1926-
Muḥsin Mahdī
Muḥsin Mahdī 1926-...
Muḥsin Mahdī 1926-2007
Muhsin S. Mahdi
Muhsin S. Mahdi 1926-....
Mushin Mahdi.
Mushin S. Mahdi.
محسن مهدي
مهدى، محسن
مهدي، محسن
مهدي محسن 1926-....
Languages
English (157)
Arabic (79)
German (12)
French (8)
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