Frantsouzoff S. [Review:] Mikael Persenius. The Manuscripts of Parts 1 and 2 of Shams al-‘ulūm by Nashwān al-Ḥimyarī. A Study of Their Relationsliip. Uppsala: 1997, 278 pp. – Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis. Studia Semitica Upsaliensia, XIII // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 4. No. 4. December 1998. P. 67—70.
The work under review is Mikael Persenius’s dissertation
for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Semitic Languages
at the Department of Asian and African Languages
of Uppsala University in 1997. The main objective of the
author consisted in establishing the relationship between the
extant manuscripts of the Arabic lexicon Shams al-‘ulūm
wa-dawā’ kalām al-‘Arab min al-kulūm (“The Sun of the
Sciences and the Wounds’ Remedy for the Words of the Arabs”),
compiled by the famous scholar of medieval Yemen,
Nashwān b. Sa‘īd al-Ḥimyarī (d. 573/1178), to prepare a
preliminary research for its critical edition...