A page of Almagest in Arabic Dante did not speak Arabic and could not have been familiar with mediaeval Arab-Islamic literature which in his day had had no contact with mediaeval Christian culture. However, there were at that time important, reciprocally influential relationships across the Arab and Christian world in the fields of scientific and philosophical output: the Arabic contribution by the 12th century had become to all intents and purposes a part of western culture and scientific knowledge. So Dante knew something [...]
Translation of the entire poem by Hannah Abboud, published in Damascus in 2002. Copertina Frontespizio Incipit dell'Inferno
Translation of Hassan Osman (Cairo 1909), professor at the university of Cairo. Edition of Hell [al-Giaḥīm] published at Cairo in 1988 (first ed. 1959). Illustrated by Gustave Doré.