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 The history of Hai eb'n Yockdan, an Indian Prince. Or, the self-taught philosopher
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The history of Hai eb'n Yockdan

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George Ashwell

Date: 1686

Original Language: English

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In 1671, Edward Pococke Jr published an Arabic edition of Ibn Ṭufayl’s (d. 1185) Risālat Ḥayy b. Yaqẓān fī asrār al-ḥikma l-mashriqiyya with facing Latin translation, under the title Philosophus autodidactus. Sive epistola Abi Jaafar ebn Tophail de Hai ebn Yokdhan. This literalistic translation was assumed by many to be in truth the work of Edward Pococke Sr, probably the greates…

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Mugler, Joshua , “ The history of Hai eb'n Yockdan, an Indian Prince. Or, the self-taught philosopher”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_26857>
First published online: 2015



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