The Fihrist of al-Nadīm, A Tenth-century survey of Muslim culture

Bayard Dodge

 

Contents

 

Foreword by W. T. H. Jackson .................... ix

Preface .................... xi

Introduction .................... xiii

 

 

The Fihrist of al-Nadīm

 

SUMMARY of BOOK .................... 1

 

CHAPTER I

   Section 1. Language and Calligraphy .................... 6

   Section 2. The Torah, the Gospel, and Other Scriptures .................... 41

   Section 3. The Qur’ān .................... 47

 

CHAPTER II

   Section 1. Grammarians of al-Baṣrah .................... 86

   Section 2. Grammarians of al-Kūfah .................... 141

   Section 3. Grammarians from Both Schools .................... 170

 

CHAPTER III

   Section 1. Historians and Genealogists .................... 192

   Section 2. Government Officials Who Wrote Books .................... 253

   Section 3. Court Companions, Singers, and Jesters .................... 307

 

CHAPTER IV

   Section 1. Poets of Pre-Islām and the Umayyad Period .................... 343

   Section 2. Poets of the ‘Abbāsid Period .................... 351

 

CHAPTER V

   Section 1. Muslim Sects; the Mu‘tazilah .................... 380

   Section 2. The Shī‘ah, Imāmīyah, and Zaydīyah .................... 436

 

 

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   Section 3. The Mujbirah and al-Ḥashawīyah .................... 446

   Section 4. The Khawārij .................... 452

   Section 5. Ascetics .................... 455

 

CHAPTER VI

   Section 1. Mālik ibn Anas .................... 493

   Section 2. Abū Ḥanīfah .................... 499

   Section 3. Al-Shāfi‘ī .................... 515

   Section 4. Dā’ūd ibn ‘Alī .................... 528

   Section 5. Legal Authorities of the Shī‘ah; the ‘Ismā‘īlīyah .................... 535

   Section 6. Jurists Depending upon the Ḥadīth .................... 545

   Section 7. Al-Ṭabarī .................... 563

   Section 8. Jurists of the Shurāt .................... 569

 

CHAPTER VII

   Section 1. Philosophy; the Greek Philosophers, al-Kindī and Other Scholars .................... 571

   Section 2. Mathematics and Astronomy .................... 634

   Section 3. Medicine: Greek and Islāmic .................... 673

 

CHAPTER VIII

   Section 1. Story Tellers and Stories .................... 712

   Section 2. Exorcists, Jugglers, and Magicians .................... 725

   Section 3. Miscellaneous Subjects and Fables .................... 734

 

CHAPTER IX

   Section 1. The Ṣābians, Manichaeans, Dayṣānīyah, Khurramīyah, Marcionites, and Other Sects .................... 745

   Section 2. Information about India, Indochina, and China .................... 826

 

CHAPTER X .................... 843

 

Bibliography .................... 869

Glossary .................... 905

Appendix .................... 928

Biographical Index .................... 931

General Index .................... 1137

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