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The Nasirean Ethics (RLE Iran C)

By Nasir ad-Din Tusi

Translated by G M Wickens

Routledge – 2011 – 348 pages

Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

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    February 25th 2011

Description

The Nasirean Ethics is the best known ethical digest to be composed in medieval Persia, if not in all mediaeval Islam. It appeared initially in 633/1235 when Tusi was already a celebrated scholar, scientist, politico-religious propagandist. The work has a special significance as being composed by an outstanding figure at a crucial time in the history he was himself helping to shape: some twenty years later Tusi was to cross the greatest psychological watershed in Islamic civilization, playing a leading part in the capture of Baghdad and the extinction of the generally acknowledged Caliphate there. In this work the author is primarily concerned with the criteria of human behaviour: first in terms of space and priority allotted, at the individual level, secondly, at the economic level and thirdly at the political level.

Contents

Translator’s Introduction. Author’s Preamble. First Discourse: On Ethics. First Division: On Principles. Second Division: On Ends. Second Discourse: On Economics. Third Discourse: On Politics. Notes. Index.

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Description: By Nasir ad-Din TusiTranslated by G M Wickens. The Nasirean Ethics is the best known ethical digest to be composed in medieval Persia, if not in all mediaeval Islam. It appeared initially in 633/1235 when Tusi was already a celebrated scholar, scientist, politico-religious propagandist. The work has...
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