© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 10.1163/157006707X222795 Medieval Encounters 13 (2007) 602-612 www.brill.nl/me Medieval Jewish, Christian and Muslim Culture Encounters in Confluence and Dialogue Book Reviews Muhammad Ali Khalidi, editor and translator, Medieval Islamic Philosoph- ical Writings . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. xlvii, 186 pp. $65.00 (cloth). In the English-speaking world, there appears to be a growing interest in medieval Arabic philosophy and Islamic theology. Th is interest, however, has not been matched with accessible English translations of texts from that tradition. Th e translations that have been published are not easily accessible. It is for this reason that Professor Muhammad Ali Khalidi’s col- lection of translations of philosophical texts should, at least in the short term, ﬁll this gap. Th e anthology is divided into ﬁve sections: (1) the translator’s introduc- tion to medieval Arabic philosophy and to the texts translated (all of which, with exception of text 2, have been previously translated into English); (2) the introductory section of Abū Nas ̣ r al-Fārābī’s Kitāb al-H ̣ urūf ( Book of Letters ); (3) Avicenna’s De Anima of Kitāb al-Najāt ( Book of Salvation ); (4) Muh ̣ ammad al-Ghazālī’s stylized autobiography, Al-Munqidh min
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Published: Jan 1, 2007
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