Yūsuf ibn Ibrāhīm’s courtly fable about Yūhannā ibn Māsawayhi, his writing a book, and an ape in ninth-century Samarra. … Read the post book saves ape?
Wisdom of ancient Greek philosophers in medieval Europe came through cultures from North Africa to Persia, with little concern for correct attribution. … Read the post wisdom across cultures and authorities
Ibn Abi Usaibia is the sole source for the Aristotelian biographical claim that Athens honored Aristotle with proxenia. But Usaibia manuscripts differ. … Read the post Athens honoring Aristotle with proxenia
In the thirteen century Islamic world, Galen had far more influence in the highly valued practice of medicine than did Aristotle or any other Greek figure. … Read the post Galen dominates Greeks in Ibn Abi Usaibia's History of Physicians
The development of reasoning professions has set reason against anger. Yet anger trained to be righteous can produce mild and just punishment. … Read the post reasoning against harsh punishment