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The Arabic Hermes from pagan sage to prophet of science by Kevin Thomas van Bladel

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Hermes, -- Trismegistus,
  • Hermes, -- Trismegistus -- Appreciation -- Arab countries,
  • Theosophy,
  • Gnosticism,
  • Science, Ancient

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby Kevin van Bladel.
SeriesOxford studies in late antiquity
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBF1598.H5 B53 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22685924M
ISBN 109780195376135
LC Control Number2008050497

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Hermetica were in fact among the earliest translations into Arabic, appearing already in the eighth century. This book explains the origins of the Arabic myth of Hermes Trismegistus, its sources, the reasons for its peculiar character, and its varied significance for the traditions of Hermetica in Asia and northern Africa as well as Europe. The Arabic Hermes From Pagan Sage to Prophet of Science Kevin van Bladel Oxford Studies in Late Antiquity. This is the first major study devoted to the early Arabic reception and adaptation of the figure of Hermes Trismegistus, the legendary Egyptian sage to whom were ascribed numerous works on astrology, alchemy, talismans, medicine, and philosophy. Moreover, Hermes is imagined in Arabic as a prophet, lawgiver, and the founder of ancient religion. This book shows how the Arabic Hermes developed out of the earlier Greek and other late antique traditions into something new, which would in turn form the background to the later reception of the Greek Hermetica in the Italian Renaissance.   Hermetica were in fact among the earliest translations into Arabic, appearing already in the eighth century. This book explains the origins of the Arabic myth of Hermes Trismegistus, its sources, the reasons for its peculiar character, and its varied significance for the traditions of Hermetica in Asia and northern Africa as well as : Oxford University Press.

Read "The Arabic Hermes From Pagan Sage to Prophet of Science" by Kevin van Bladel available from Rakuten Kobo. This is the first major study devoted to the early Arabic reception and adaption of the figure of Hermes Trismegistus, t. Moving along, we find another account of Hermes’ heavenly journey in The Book of the Secrets of Creation (Kitab Sirr al-haliqa), written in Arabic between and AD and falsely attributed to the authorship of Apollonius of Tyana (a.k.a. Balinas).This was the name of a Cappadocian mystic who lived at the time of Christ and had a surprisingly similar biography, including a career of. p. THE BOOK OF THE REVELATION OF HERMES INTERPRETED BY THEOPHRASTUS PARACELSUS CONCERNING THE SUPREME SECRET OF THE WORLD. Hermes, Plato, Aristotle, and the other philosophers, flourishing at different times, who have introduced the Arts, and more especially have explored the secrets of inferior creation, all these have eagerly sought a means . Read this book on Questia. This is the first major study devoted to the early Arabic reception and adaption of the figure of Hermes Trismegistus, the legendary Egyptian sage to whom were ascribed numerous works on astrology, alchemy, talismans, medicine, and philosophy.

This book discusses how the figure of Hermes was adopted and adapted by the early Muslim Arabs, and how his teachings were accepted and he came to be viewed as a true prophet. The Arabic hermetic works claimed to explain the secrets of the universe, laws governing nature and how to make elixirs which could prolong one's life/5(4).   Hermetica were in fact among the earliest translations into Arabic, appearing already in the eighth century. This book explains the origins of the Arabic myth of Hermes Trismegistus, its sources, the reasons for its peculiar character, and its varied significance for the traditions of Hermetica in Asia and northern Africa as well as : Kevin Van Bladel.   Moreover, Hermes is imagined in Arabic as a prophet, lawgiver, and the founder of ancient religion. This book shows how the Arabic Hermes developed out of the earlier Greek and other late antique traditions into something new, which would in turn form the background to the later reception of the Greek Hermetica in the Italian Renaissance/5(15). Hermetica were in fact among the earliest translations into Arabic, appearing already in the 8th century. This book explains the origins of the Arabic myth of Hermes Trismegistus, its sources, the reasons for its peculiar character, and its varied significance for the traditions Author: Kevin Van Bladel.