Abū Isḥāq al-Ṣābiʾ, Dīwān Rasāʾil al-Ṣābīʾ.

Pomerantz, Maurice A.

Preparing textual editions is among the most pressing challenges for the progress of the historical study of the premodern Middle East. Yet it is a form of academic work that is not sufficiently acknowledged by the many historians who use these materials. Over the past decade, the Al-Furqān Foundation of London ( has undertaken the publication of numerous important texts. Notable among these works are the monumental editions of the Kitāb al-fihrist of Abū al-Faraj Ibn al-Nadīm (d. 380/990) (2014, 2nd ed.), the Kitāb al-mawāʿiẓ wa-al-iʿtibār fī dhikr al-khiṭaṭ wa-al-āthār (known as the Khiṭaṭ) of Taqī al-Dīn al-Maqrīzī (d. 845/1442) (2013, 2nd ed.), and Ibn al-ʿAdīm’s (d. 660/1262) Bughyat al-ṭalab fī tārīkh Ḥalab (2016, 1st ed.).


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