IIS Publishes Introductory Volume on the Ikhwan al-Safa’

In association with the Oxford University Press, the IIS has published The Ikhwan al-Safa’ and their Rasa’il: An Introduction, which inaugurates the much-anticipated publication of the Rasa’il Ikhwan al-Safa’ (Epistles of the Brethren of Purity). As a preparatory volume, it offers a broad overview of this important and influential corpus, detailing conceptual and historical aspects of the work, as well as considering some more technical aspects of certain epistles.

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The Rasa’il Ikhwan al-Safa’ is a ca. tenth-century encyclopedia, unique in its combination of Greek philosophy (particularly Neoplatonism) with the Islamic faith, while drawing upon Persian, Indian and other sources. However, little is known of the anonymous authors, the Ikhwan al-Safa’, but their possible Ismaili affiliation has been a topic of scholarly debate. – More at Source

 

Source: IIS London

2 Responses to IIS Publishes Introductory Volume on the Ikhwan al-Safa’

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  2. An excellent site with so much information every Ismaili scholar must have. Thanks!

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