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Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Ṭūsī al-Risāla al-Muʿīniyya (al-Risāla al-Mughniya) and its Supplement (2020)


This book is the first critical edition of two important Persian treatises by Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī, al-Risāla al-Muʿīnyya (The Muʿīniyya treatise) and its supplement, Ḥall-i Mushkilāt-i Muʿīniyya (Resolution of the difficulties of the Muʿīniyya treatise), both written by Ṭūsī during his long residence in the Ismāʿīlī fortresses of Quhistān. Whatever the reason, after the rise of the Ilkhans and the fall of the Abbasid caliphate, Ṭūsī decided to remove the Ismāʿīlī remnants from some of his works, including al-Risāla al-Muʿīniyya, and Ḥall-i mushkilāt-i Muʿīniyya, so that no Ismāʿīlī references remained in either text. He even changed the title of the book from "al-Risāla al-Muʿīniyya" to "al-Risāla al-Mughniya" (The sufficing treatise). The copy of the Muʿīnyya and Ḥall that includes Ṭūsī's revisions became the base copy for the current edition. The Ḥall contains Ṭūsī’s first publication of his device (now known as the Ṭūsī-couple) and its application to his planetary models.

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Review Amir-Mohammad Gamini (2022) Review of "Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Ṭūsī al-Risāla al-Muʿīniyya (al-Risāla al-Mughniya) and its Supplement". Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 175-177). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Hejazi, M.
Kosso, Peter
Isahaya, Yoichi
Wartenburg, Ilana
De Young, Gregg
Lit, L. W. C van
Tarikh-e Elm (The Iranian Journal for the History of Science)
Physics in Perspective
Sciamvs: Sources and Commentaries in Exact Sciences
Journal for the History of Astronomy
科学史研究 Kagakusi Kenkyu (History of Science)
Arabic Sciences and Philosophy
Brepols Publishers
Springer Nature
Pavia University Press
Oxford University Press
Arab/Islamic world, civilization and culture
Critical editions
al-Ṭūsī, Abū Jaʿfar Muḥammad Naṣīr al-Dīn
Quṭb al-Dīn Shīrāzī
Copernicus, Nicolaus
Hiyya Ha-Nasi, Abraham bar
Time Periods
13th century
Early modern
14th century
15th century
Persia (Iran)
Ottoman Empire
Middle and Near East
Ikhwān al-Ṣafā (Brethren of Purity)

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