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Al-'Amiri'S Paraphrase Of The Proclean Elements Of Theology. A Search For Possible Sources And Parallel Texts

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This chapter focuses on the most Neoplatonic among al-ʿᾹMirī’s extant works, the Kitāb al-Fuṣūl fī l-maʿālim al-ilāhīya, the Book of the Chapters on Metaphysical Topics. The first eight chapters of al-ʿᾹMirī’s Kitāb al-Fuṣūl are arranged in the same order as the first chapters in the traditional version. Apart from the Proclean propositions traces of which have so far only been found in the Kitāb al-Fuṣūl, there are passages in which the Arabic paraphrase of the Kitāb al-Fuṣūl is closer to the Greek original than the Kitāb al-Ḫayr al-maḥḍ. Therefore, al-ʿᾹMirī’s paraphrase is an important textual evidence for the reconstruction of the Kitāb al-Ḫayr al-maḥḍ. It also gives us insight into the stocks of the “Libraries of the Neoplatonists” of his time, that is to say which version of the Kitāb al-Ḫayr al-maḥḍ was available in these libraries.

Keywords: al-ʿᾹMirī’s paraphrase; Kitāb al-Ḫayr al-maḥḍ; Kitāb al-Fuṣūl; Neoplatonists; proclean elements

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