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Investigating the way of expression and writing style of the book "al-Jami fi al-Adwiya al-Mufrada"
H. Kiani *, M. Zare
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Stylistics is an area of knowledge in linguistics the purpose of which is the study of various expression methods of a text. From this perspective, a way of expression which is substantially repeated from the beginning to the end of a text is called "style". The present article examines the style of the book "al-Jami fi al-Adwiya al-Mufrada" by Ibn al-Baitar. Ibn al-Baitar is one of the Andalusian botanists and pharmacologists who has had a significant impact on the development of pharmacology through his writing. His book, the great encyclopedia of pharmacology, is believed by many Muslim and non-Muslim scientists to be the most detailed and clear pharmaceutical work in the Islamic civilization. The aim of this study is to shed light on Ibn al-Baitar's practices in writing this book.  To this end, at first the lexical and idiomatic meanings of stylistics are presented, then after a short introduction about Ibn al-Baitar and his works, using a descriptive-analytic approach the article deals with the style-making methods of the text in his book.

The findings of the study indicate that the book enjoys features of the scientific approach in a way that the writer has stuck to a certain approach to the end of the book and this is exactly what should be observed in scientific styles of writing.

Keywords: stylistics, al-Jami fi al-Adwiya al-Mufrada, Ibn al-Baitar, traditional medicine, Islamic pharmacology
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Type of Study: Origianal Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/07/18 | Accepted: 2014/05/15
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مجله طب سنتی اسلام و ایران Journal of Islamic and Iranian Traditional Medicine

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