Philosophy in Early Safavid Iran: Najm al-Dīn Maḥmūd al-Nayrīzī and His Writings, by Reza Pourjavady

L.W.C. van Lit

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https://doi.org/10.12730/13091719.2012.32.66

Philosophy in Early Safavid Iran: Najm al-Dīn Maḥmūd al-Nayrīzī and His Writings, by Reza Pourjavady (Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Science; Texts and Studies: 82) (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2011), xii + 224 pp., ISBN: 978-90-04-19173-0, EUR 96.00 (hb)

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The book under review here is an admirable piece of scholarship that will be of help to many scholars and students interested in late medieval Islamic intellectual history. In this review, I will discuss the book in such a way that prospective readers may make economical use of the book. The book can be approached from two angles, as indicated by the two-part title: "Philosophy in Early Safavid Iran" on the one hand, and "Najm al-Dīn Maḥmūd al-Nayrīzī and His Writings" on the other hand. Thus, the book actually is comprised of one part discussing late 15th century philosophical activity in Shīrāz and another part detailing the life and works of one of these philosophers, al-Nayrīzī.

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