Friedrich Dieterici

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Friedrich Dieterici.

Friedrich Heinrich Dieterici (6 July 1821 in Berlin – 18 August 1903 in Berlin) was a German orientalist and historian.

Biography[edit]

He studied at the universities of Halle and Berlin, traveled extensively in the East, and in 1850 was appointed associate professor of Arabic literature at the University of Berlin.[1]

He won particular distinction by his researches in the Arabic language and literature. A lengthy list of his published works include:

  • Ibn 'Akîl's Commentar zur Alfijja des Ibn Mâlik, (1852) – Ibn Aqil's commentary on the Alfijja of Ibn Maalik.
  • Mutanabbii Carmina cum commentario Wahidii, (1861).
  • Die Logik und Psychologie der Araber im zehnten Jarhhundert nach Christus, (1868) – The logic and psychology of the Arabs in the 10th century.
  • Die philosophie der Araber im X. jahrhundert nach Christus, (1876), – The philosophy of the Arabs in the 10th century.
  • Die Abhandlungen der Ichwân Es-Safâ in Auswahl (1886) – The memoirs of the Ikhwan as-Safa (selection).[2]

As language study aids, he published Chrestomathie Ottoman (1854, Ottoman chrestomathy) and Arabisch-Deutsches Handwörterbuch zum Koran und Thier und Mensch vor dem König der Genien (1894, Arabic-German concise dictionary of the Quran).[2]

In later years, he focused his energies in the field of Arabic philosophy, translating the philosophical and psychological works of Al-Farabi into German. He also made the treatises of the Ikhwan as-Safa (10th century secret philosophic society) accessible (1883–86). In 1882 he published Die sogenannte Theologie des Aristoteles : aus arabischen Handschriften ("Aristotle's so-called theology from Arab manuscripts").[1][3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b NDB/ADB Deutsche Biographie Dieterici , Friedrich Heinrich
  2. ^ a b WorldCat Identities Most widely held works by Friedrich Dieterici
  3. ^ OCLC WorldCat Die sogenannte Theologie des Aristoteles

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