The Political Writings: Political Regime and Summary of Plato's Laws (Agora Editions) (Paperback)

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By Alfarabi, Charles E. Butterworth (Translator)
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Alfarabi (ca. 870-950) founded the great tradition of Aristotelian/Platonic political philosophy in medieval Islamic and Arabic culture. In this second volume of political writings, Charles E. Butterworth presents translations of Alfarabi's Political Regime and Summary of Plato's Laws, accompanied by introductions that discuss the background for each work and explore its teaching. In addition, the texts are carefully annotated to aid the reader in following Alfarabi's argument. An Arabic-English/English-Arabic glossary allows interested readers to verify the way particular words are translated. Throughout, Butterworth's method is to translate consistently the same Arabic word by the same English word, rendering Alfarabi's style in an unusually faithful and yet approachable manner.

About the Author


Charles E. Butterworth is Emeritus professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781501746796
ISBN-10: 1501746790
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication Date: February 15th, 2020
Pages: 222
Language: English
Series: Agora Editions