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Title: al-Miṣbāḥ fī al-Naḥw by Nāṣir al-Dīn al-Muṭarrizī al-Naḥwī (d. 610/1213) : a critical edition of the text with the life history of the author
Author: Abid, Muhammad-Afzal
ISNI:       0000 0004 2683 9349
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 2010
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Nāṣir al-Dīn al-Muṭarrizī al-Naḥwī (d.610/1213) was one of the most renowned figures in the field of Arabic grammar. He has left an indelible mark on the world of Arabic language and literature. He is also known as the successor of al-Zamakhsharī. He wrote a number of books but his al-Miṣbāḥ fī al-Naḥw gained prominence at a level that no other book in this field could claim to achieve. For this reason, a great number of commentaries have been written in every age, of which the most famous are al-Ḍaw and Khulāṣat al-I'rā written by Tā al-Dīn al-Isfrā'īnī and 'Abd al- Karī al-Ṭūsī (better known as Ḥājjī Bābā) respectively. Moreover, its translation into other languages also demonstrates its value as a useful book. Although al-Miṣbāḥ has been edited on more than one occasion, the published editions do not fulfil the needs and requirements of modern academic research criteria. The basic aim of this thesis is to present this book with a current modern research style so that the students, teachers and ordinary readers of Arabic language and literature may benefit from this work. This thesis is divided into two parts. The first part deals with the life history of the author and his other works. A brief note of the environment under which he grew up (generally referred to as the 'Seljuk' period) is also included in this part. The second part consists of a text edition that deals with the derivation (Takhrīj) of syntactical issues together with the differing opinions of grammarians on syntactical/grammatical issues. This part also proffers the idiomatic English translation of al-Miṣbāḥ.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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