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The World-Revealing Cup by Mīr Ḥusayn al-Maybudī and Its Latin translations

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  • 2017   Gregorian
      
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The World-Revealing Cup by Mīr Ḥusayn al-Maybudī and Its Latin translations   English  

Work type Single work
Non-literary work Discursive work
Work manifested Article
Work genre Textual work
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Adult, serious

Summary

Mīr Ḥusayn al-Maybudī (d. 909/1504) wrote a Persian treatise on philosophy titled The World-Revealing Cup (Jām-i gītī-numā), in which he provided a survey of the views of recent philosophers on various worldly matters. This work of Maybudī acquired some fame in both the Safavid and the Ottoman empires. This is evident from numerous extant manuscripts of it and from the Persian commentary on it written by the Ottoman scholar ʿUmar al-Challī (fl. 1077/1666). What is more, the text attracted the attention of some European scholars. Sometime after March 1619, a Scottish traveller and Orientalist, George Strachan, who traveled to Isfahan, made an interlinear Latin translation in his own copy of the work. Some years later, a Maronite scholar of Arabic literature, Abraham Ecchellensis (d. 1664), translated the text based on an Arabic version of it available to him, and then in Paris, in 1641, he published the dual Arabic-Latin translation. This article endeavors to demonstrate the significance of this work based on the broad nature of its reception.

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Created at 18-12-2017 by Dalal Adib (IDEO)

Updated at 18-12-2017 by Dalal Adib (IDEO)