Pax Christiana et Pax Islamica: Из истории межконфессиональных связей на средневековом Ближнем Востоке
The paper deals with the beginning of medieval reception of physiognomics, a specifi c complex of doctrines and knowledge about human body, that, on an individual scale, enabled the adept to judge about what we would call the «character» of an individual. The author analyzes some texts of the 13th century: the «Secret of Secrets» and especially the still unedited «Liber physonomie» by Michael Scot (ca. 1230). Physiognomics was received not at universities, but at the courts of some cultivated seigneurs, ecclesiastical and laic.
The monograph is dedicated to the research of stylistic features of Arab commercial correspondence and documentation. It introduces the linguistic peculiarities that reflect the essence of the business discourse in Arabic-speaking societies.
The book is intended for the use specialists in Afro-Asian and general linguistics, professors, instructors and students of respective higher education institutions, interpreters or anyone interested in issues related to Arab culture.