1st Edition

The Nasirean Ethics (RLE Iran C)




ISBN 9780415610476
Published March 29, 2011 by Routledge
348 Pages

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The Nasirean Ethics is the best known ethical digest to be composed in medieval Persia, if not in all mediaeval Islam. It appeared initially in 633/1235 when Tūsī was already a celebrated scholar, scientist, politico-religious propagandist. The work has a special significance as being composed by an outstanding figure at a crucial time in the history he was himself helping to shape: some twenty years later Tūsī was to cross the greatest psychological watershed in Islamic civilization, playing a leading part in the capture of Baghdad and the extinction of the generally acknowledged Caliphate there. In this work the author is primarily concerned with the criteria of human behaviour: first in terms of space and priority allotted, at the individual level, secondly, at the economic level and thirdly at the political level.

Table of Contents

Translator’s Introduction.  Author’s Preamble.  First Discourse: On Ethics.  First Division: On Principles.  Second Division: On Ends.  Second Discourse: On Economics. Third Discourse: On Politics.  Notes.  Index.

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