The Nasirean Ethics (RLE Iran C)

By Nasir ad-Din Tusi

Translated by G M Wickens

© 2011 – Routledge

348 pages

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pub: 2011-02-24
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About the Book

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 Tusi 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 Tusi 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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Routledge Library Editions: Iran

Routledge Library Editions: Iran re-issues 37 volumes originally published between 1902 and 1991. Together they provide a comprehensive view of the culture, history, politics and sociology of this strategically important nation.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies