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Title: An Edition of Ghayat Al-Wasa'il Ila Ma'Rifat Al-Awail By Isma'IL B. Hibat Allah Al-Mawsili Known as Ibn Batish (575-655/1179-1257).
Author: Al-Mani, A. N.
Awarding Body: University of Exeter
Current Institution: University of Exeter
Date of Award: 1976
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This thesis is based on the edition of Ibn Bätish's work, Ghäyat al-Wasä'il ilä Ma'rifat al-Awä'il. The thesis therefore falls into two main parts: introduction and Arabic text. The introduction consists of four chapters. The first chapter is devoted to writings on the subject of Awä'il before Ibn Bätish. These contributions are traced from the earliest stages up to the time of Ibn Bätish. There is a detailed survey of these writings and writers together with studies of those works which have fortunately survived. The second chapter deals mainly with Ibn Batish's biography. It is meant to show the place of the man within Arab culture and particularly that of his own time. The third chapter is concerned mainly with Ibn Bätish's works in general. This chapter is an attempt to find out the identity and value of each of his books, most of which have unfortunately been lost. It appears, however, that Ibn Bätish in his writings covers different aspects of Arabic literature. Most of his interest is of a biographical and geographical nature and he is also very interested in Arabic genealogy. The fourth chapter is devoted to Ibn Bätish's work Ghäyat al- Wasä'il, with special attention being given to its unique system and its sources of references, most of which are lost. This adds much value to the work which in itself seems to be the most comprehensive work of Awa'il extant. At the end of this chapter there is a full description of the three manuscripts of the Ghaya on which the edition of the Arabic text is based.
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Qualification Name: Doctoral Thesis - University of Exeter. Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.447570  DOI: Not available
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