Mafātīḥ al-ʿulūm(879 words)

Keys of the sciences

Abū ʿAbdallāh al-Khwārazmī

Date: Late 10th century, and after 977

Original Language: Arabic


In this work, which is dedicated to Abū l-Ḥasan al-ʿUtbī, fixing the date of its composition as some time shortly after 977, al-Khwārazmī aims at compiling a concise dictionary of definitions, a reference work, of the technical terms that a secretary of the chancery or financial departments of the bu…

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Bosworth, Edmund. " Mafātīḥ al-ʿulūm." Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History. General Editor David Thomas. Brill Online, 2015. Reference. 26 April 2015 <>

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