11. Philosophy and Politics
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In volume 1 | book 2, Islamic Literature in the Arabic Language | Section 2, The Post-Classical Period of Islamic Literature from ca. 400/1000 until ca. 656/1258

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1. Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥusayn (Ḥasan) b. ʿAlī b. Sīnā (Avicenna) al-Qānūnī was born in Ṣafar 370/August 980 |⁵⁹⁰ in Afshana, near Bukhārā, the son of the governor of Ḥarmaythān. |⁴⁵³ Having studied philosophy under Abū ʿAbdallāh al-Nātilī and medicine under the Christian physician ʿĪsā b. Yaḥyā, by the age of 17 he gained the favour of Nūḥ b. Manṣūr of Bukhārā after succ…

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Carl Brockelmann, “11. Philosophy and Politics”, in: Brockelmann in English: The History of the Arabic Written Tradition Online. Consulted online on 21 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2542-8098_breo_COM_122110>
First published online: 2017

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