Catalogue: Physiognomy. Blue arrow pointing to the right Kitāb Sirr al-asrār (MS A 57): (The Secret of Secrets): كتاب سر السرار: attributed to Aristotle. Kitab Sirr al-Asrar: Secretum Secretorum, or The Book of the Secret of Secrets & The Original Illuminati By Sayyid Ahmed Amiruddin. In , Dr. Abdalrahmdn Badawi edited the first printed version of the. Kitab al- Siydsah fi tadbir al-riydsah, usually known by its subtitle Sirr al-asrdr [17]**.

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Kitab al-Asrar ; Latin: Roger Bacon and the sciences: A few obvious typographical errors have also been corrected. Medieval literature Pseudoaristotelian works 10th-century Arabic books Political books Occult books Alexander the Great in legend Scientific works of medieval Islam 12th-century Latin books.

Origin The origins of the treatise are uncertain. Some 13th-century editions include additional al-asrzr. It is particularly connected with the 13th-century English scholar Roger Baconwho cited it more often than his contemporaries and even produced an edited manuscript with his own introduction and notes, an unusual honor. There is a third book called The Book on Physiognomy Arabic: This page was last edited on 12 Mayat The second translation was done at Antioch c.

This article needs additional citations for verification. Translated into Latin in the midth century, it was influential among European intellectuals during the High Middle Ages. The Arabic edition claims to be a translation from Greek by 9th-century scholar Abu Yahya ibn al-Batriq died CEand one of the main translators of Greek-language philosophical works for Al-Ma’munworking from a Syriac edition which was itself translated from a Greek original.


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The origins of the treatise are uncertain. The first Latin translation was done for the Portuguese al-arar c. There is another book called The Book of Secrets Arabic: April Learn how and when to remove this template message. The Arabic treatise is preserved in two copies: Kitab Fi al-Firasah which was also attributed to Aristotle and claimed to have been translated into Arabic by Hunayn ibn Ishaq in the 9th century.

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Scholars today see it as a window onto medieval intellectual life: Views Read Edit View history. The letters may thus derive from the Islamic and Persian legends surrounding Alexander. Modern scholarship considers that the text must date to after the Encyclopedia of the Brethren of Purity and before the work of Ibn Juljul in the late 10th kittab. It was one of the most widely read texts of the High Middle Ages or even the most-read. It deals more specifically with alchemyproviding practical recipes, classification of minerals, and descriptions of laboratory equipment and procedures.

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Modern scholarship finds it likely to have been a 10th-century work composed in Arabic. It takes the form of a letter supposedly from Aristotle and considered as such by medieval readers to Alexander during his campaign in Persia.


Retrieved from ” https: The origin of the treatise remains uncertain. Liber Secretorum by Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Raziwhich appeared in Europe around the same time and has been often confused with the Secretum Secretorum.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The earliest extant editions claim to be based on a 9th-century Arabic translation of a Syriac translation of the lost Greek original.

The Secretum Secretorum claims to be a treatise written by Aristotle to Alexander during his conquest of Achaemenid Persia. It contains supposed letters from Aristotle to his pupil Alexander the Great.

Scholars al-asdar see it as a window onto medieval intellectual life: The enlarged 13th-century edition includes alchemical references and an early version of the Emerald Tablet.

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This is a completely separate book entirely and is a common source of confusion because of the same names and similar subject matter and time period. Scholarly attention to the Secretum Secretorum waned around but lay interest has continued to this day among students of the occult.

For this edition all spellings have been left as in the original with the following changes made for easier reading: No such texts have been discovered and it appears the work was actually composed in Arabic.