Makin, Jirjis ibn al-'Amid (Georgius Elmacinus) / Erpenius, Thomas (Übs.). Historia saracenica, qua res gestae muslimorum Inde a Muhammede Arabe.

Leiden, Johannes Maire & Elzevier, 1625.

(8), 372, 75, (1) SS. Mit Holzschnittvignette am Titel. Pergamentband der Zeit auf 4 durchzogenen Bünden. 4to.

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Die Quartausgabe von Elmacinus' großer Chronik, "Tarih al-muslimin" ("Kitab al-magmu` al-mu-barak") in Erpenius' Übersetzung. Diese "Geschichte der Sarazenen" stellt eigentlich eine Geschichte des Islams von der Zeit des Propheten Mohammed bis zum Jahre 1118 dar. Erpenius, Professor der orientalischen Sprachen zu Leiden, "gehört zu den Männern, welchen das Studium der orientalischen Sprachen seine Wiedergeburt verdankt" (ADB VI, 329). "The translation of the second part of the 'Tarih al-muslimin', an Arabic chronicle written by the Copt Georgios Al-Makin in the thirteenth century. The first part was already missing from the manuscript which Erpenius used. The text and translation were published by Golius, who had to edit the last two chapters, where Erpenius had broken off. There are three editions: a folio edition containing text and translation; this quarto edition of the translation only, and a small-octavo edition of the text only. The manuscript used for this edition was lent to Erpenius by the Palatine Library, a fact which he acknowledges in the dedication to King Frederick of Bohemia [...] Next to the title and the dedication, the preliminaries contain a short anonymous note introducting the work to the reader (no date, no mention of an Arabic text), and a list of the Khalifs mentioned in the translation" (Smitskamp).

Titel etwas gebräunt; kleine, alt hinterlegte Papierdefekte in der Kalifenliste, sonst wohlerhalten.

Rahir 197. Willems 232. Smitskamp PO, 83. Brunet II, 964 (Anm.). Schnurrer 155. GAL I, 348. Juynboll 111-114. Fück 71ff.

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