By Jules L. Janssens
This Avicenna bibliography, the results of two decades of analysis, seeks to proceed the paintings all started during this area by means of G.C. Anawati. New instances produce new probabilities, and certainly, with the appearance of the pc and inter-library networking, a renewed method turns into not just available but in addition a necessity.
In this bibliography, extra large and systematic realization is paid to non-Western courses, in particular Arabian, persian, Turkish and Russian. Of unique curiosity is the inclusion of a few Indian courses. The courses are ordered in line with a constant thematic department, with cross-references being supplied the place precious. Separate chapters are devoted to the medical and clinical contributions, whereas the philosophical works are handled in ten chapters.
In all circumstances an creation is equipped which makes an attempt to stipulate either the mediaeval context of Avicenna's notion and the particular kind of his pondering. detailed recognition is paid to biographical and bibliographical experiences, in addition to to the 'Millenium' of courses that resulted from the Unesco subsidized 1980 memorial oth the millenium of Avicenna's beginning. eventually, and in reality most significantly, an overvieuw is given of the various variations or translations of Avicenna's paintings, that are pointed out in response to the numbering of the vintage bibliographies of G. C. Anawati and M. Mahdavi. just about all guides are annotated with a precis presentation in their most unusual issues and a brief severe evaluation.
The textual content therefore serves as a primary orientation for the reader into the richness of Avicenna's legacy. In sum, this bibliography goals at delivering a transparent, concise and entire presentation of the cloth, and is therefore an indispensible work-instrument for all destiny Avicenna research.