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The Libro de los Buenos Proverbios, a key work in the medieval didactic tradition, is presented here for the first time in a western translation. The proverbs were assembled by the great ninth-century physician, translator, and author, Hunayn ibn Ishaq. Harlan G. Sturm provides an excellent introduction to his translation of the Buenos Proverbios which deals with the book’s role in medieval proverbial literature and with the life and significance of Hunayn ibn Ishaq, whose influence in his own period was significant. Hunayn accurately translated the scientific works of the ancients and contributed important commentaries to the medieval and scientific knowledge of his era.

Harlan Sturm teaches Spanish at the University of Massachusetts.

Publication Date

1970

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Place of Publication

Lexington, KY

ISBN

9780813155036

eISBN

9780813164724

Keywords

Aphorisms, Hunayn ibn Ishaq, Buenos Proverbios, Adab al-falasifah, Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq al-ʻIbādī, Medieval literature

Disciplines

Spanish Literature

Notes

Translated and with an introduction by Harlan Sturm.

The Libro de los Buenos Proverbios: A Critical Edition
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