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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.
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Aphorisms, Hunayn ibn Ishaq, Buenos Proverbios, Adab al-falasifah, Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq al-ʻIbādī, Medieval literature
Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq al-ʻIbādī and Sturm, Harlan, "The Libro de los Buenos Proverbios: A Critical Edition" (1970). Spanish Literature. 20.