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Topic - Hunain ibn Ishaq or al-Mutadibih
Posted: 01 Jul 2010 at 05:31 By Al Jassas
Hello Graham
 
Hunain ibn Ishaq was an Arab christian (ethnic Arab) who was a translator of greek works (the first to translate directly from Greek, previously translations were done first to Syriac) and an opthomologist. He worked as a personal physician to several caliphs.
 
Now about the manuscript, the writing is in regular Naskh which indicate it is at least 11th century and in it there are references to greek terminology which is rare in late books but wide spread in old ones. Now if I was a literary critic I could have easily told you when it was written based on he style of writing but I can't but from the looks of it the style is not the same as the one 9th century authors use (i.e. it is more professional and less literary).
 
On the other hand I have no idea about the guy above nor I think his name was correctly spelled but I will try to look into him.
 
Al-Jassas

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