Abu Ishak al-Thalabi’s The Lives of the Prophets as a Source of The Embassy of Isa to Antioch attested in Lithuanian Tatars’ Kitabs Cover Image

“Жития пророков” Абу Исхакa ас-Салаби как источник статьи “Посольство Исы в Антиохию” славяноязычных литовско- татарских китабов
Abu Ishak al-Thalabi’s The Lives of the Prophets as a Source of The Embassy of Isa to Antioch attested in Lithuanian Tatars’ Kitabs

Author(s): Sergey Temchin
Subject(s): Comparative Study of Literature, Other Language Literature, 6th to 12th Centuries, Translation Studies, Theory of Literature
Published by: Vilniaus Universiteto Leidykla
Keywords: Grand Duchy of Lithuania; Ruthenian; translations; Lithuanian Tatars; manuscripts; kitabistics; Kitab; Tafsir; Isa (Jesus); Abu Ishak Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Thalabi;

Summary/Abstract: The author argues that the Ruthenian text known as The Embassy of Isa to Antioch and written using the Arabic script in manuscript kitabs produced by the Tatars of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania is an abbreviated version of a chapter from the Lives of the Prophets by Abu Ishak Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Thalabi (died 1035), the famous Sunni Islam theologian, historian, and mufassir who worked in Nishapur (Northeastern Iran). The Ruthenian text is reproduced in a Latin transliteration alongside the English translation of the corresponding chapter of the Arabic treatise.

  • Issue Year: 64/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 104-116
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Russian