Inspired by Klingschor’s list of online translations of medieval Arabic works, here is an ongoing list of premodern Islamicate texts that have been translated into European languages. Many of these can be found in major Orientalist libraries. Please send me corrections and additions.

Listed alphabetically by title in their original languages, but disregarding al- and Kitāb al-.

 

al-Adab al-Kabīr by Ibn al-Muqaffa‘

= Traduction d’al-Adab al-Kabir, tr. Jean Tardy, in Annales Islamologiques 27 (1993).

Āghāz wa-Anjām by Naṣīr al-Dīn Ṭūsī

Shi‘i Interpretations of Islam: Three Treatises on Islamic Theology and Eschatology, tr. Jalal Badakhchani (I. B. Tauris 2010).

Aḥsan al-Taqāsim by al-Muqaddasī

= The Best Divisions for Knowledge of the Regions, tr. Basil Anthony Collins (Garnet 1994).

al-Aḥkām al-Sulṭāniyyah by al-Māwardī

= Ordinances of Government, tr. Wafaa H. Wahba (Garnet 1996).

Les statuts gouvernementaux; ou, Règles de droit public et administratif, tr. Edmond Fagnan (Algier 1915).

Akhbār al-Rāḍī wa’l-Muttaqī by al-Ṣūlī

= Histoire de la dynastie abbaside, tr. Marius Canard, 2 vols. (Alger 1946-50).

Akhlāq al-Malik wa-Siyāsat al-Mulk – see Tashīl al-Naẓar wa-Ta‘jīl al-Ẓafar

Akhlāq al-Mulūk by Muḥammad b. al-Ḥārith al-Taghlibī or al-Tha‘labī (previously attributed to al-Jāḥiẓ)

= Livre de la couronne, tr. Charles Pellat (Paris 1954).

Kitāb al-Amwāl by Abū ʻUbayd al-Qāsim ibn Sallām

= Book of Finance, tr. Noor Mohammad Ghiffari (New Delhi: Adam 2007).

Book of Revenue, tr. Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee (Ithaca 2005).

Kitāb al-Aṣnām by Ibn al-Kalbī

= Book of Idols, tr. Nabih Amin Faris (Princeton Uni. Press 1952).

Kitāb al-Bukhalā’ by al-Jāḥiẓ

Livre des avares, ed. & tr. Charles Pellat (Maisonneuve 1951).

Dīwān Lughāt al-Turk – see Türk Şiveleri Lügatı 

al-Dīwān by al-Mu’ayyad fī ’l-Dīn al-Shīrāzī (d. 1078)

= Mount of Knowledge, Sword of Eloquencetr. Mohamad Adra (I.B. Tauris 2011).

Kitāb Firaq al-Shī‘ah by al-Nawbakhtī (d. 913)

= Shi‘a Sects, tr. Abbas Kadhim (ICAS 2007).

Futūḥ al-Buldān by al-Balādhurī

= Origins of the Islamic State, vol. 1 tr. Philip Khûri Ḥitti (Columbia Uni. 1916), vol. 2 tr. Francis Clark Murgotten (Columbia Uni. 1924).

Futūḥ Miṣr by Ibn ‘Abd al-Ḥakam

= History of the Conquest of Egypt, tr. Yasmin Hilloowala (Uni. Arizona diss. 1998), part on Egypt only.

= Conquista de Africa del Norte y de España, tr. Eliseo Vidal Beltrán (Valencia 1966), parts on North Africa and Spain only.

= Conquête de l’Afrique du Nord et de l’Espagne, tr. Albert Gateau (Tunis 1932), parts on North Africa and Spain only.

= History of the conquest of Egypt, North Africa and Spain, tr. Charles Cutler Torrey (Yale Uni. Press 1922).

Futūḥ al-Shām by al-Wāqidī

Islâmic Conquest of Syria, tr. Sulaymân al-Kindî, Ta-Ha Publishers, n.d. This is a shoddy piece of pseudo-scholarship: do not consult it.

Gulshan-i Rāz by Maḥmūd Shabistarī

= Garden of Mystery, tr. Robert Kerr (Archetype 2007).

al-‘Iqd al-Farīd by Ibn ‘Abd Rabbih

= Unique Necklace vols. 1-3 tr. Issa J. Boullata (Garnet 2007-11); more volumes to come.

Ḥadīth Bayāḍ wa-Riyāḍ by anon.

= Medieval Andalusian Courtly Culture in the Mediterranean by Cynthia Robinson (Routledge 2006).

Kitāb al-I‘tibār by Usāmah b. Munqidh

Book of Contemplation: Islam and the Crusades, tr. Paul M. Cobb (Penguin 2008).

Kitāb Ithbāt al-Imāmah by Aḥmad b. Ibrāhīm al-Naysāburī (11th c.)

Degrees of Excellence: A Fatimid Treatise on Leadership in Islam, tr. Arzina Lalani (I.B. Tauris 2010).

Kitāb-i Jāmi‘ al-Ḥikmatayn by Nāṣir-i Khusraw

Between Reason and Revelation: Twin Wisdoms Reconciled, tr. Eric Ormsby (I.B. Tauris 2012).

al-Kāmil fī ’l-Ta’rīkh by Ibn al-Athīr

= Chronicle of Ibn al-Athir for the Crusading period, tr. D.S. Richards, 2 vols. (Ashgate 2006-2008).

= Annales du Maghreb et de l’Espagne, tr. E Fagnan (Alger 1898), section on Western Islamdom only.

Kitāb al-Kharāj by Abū Yūsuf

= Taxation in Islam, tr. Aharon Ben Shemesh (Brill 1965).

Kitāb al-Maghāzī by ‘Abd al-Razzāq al-Ṣan‘ānī / Ma‘mar b. Rāshid

= The Expeditions: An Early Biography of Muḥammad, ed. and tr. Sean W. Anthony (NYU Press 2014); with Arabic text.

Kitāb al-Maghāzī by al-Wāqidī

= Life of Muḥammad, ed. Rizwi Faizer, tr. Rizwi Faizer, Amal Ismail and AbdulKader Tayob (Routledge 2011).

Maktabah fī Tarak Akl al-Luḥūm by al-Ma‘arrī

= Correspondence on Vegetarianism, tr. D.S. Margoliouth, in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (1902) 289-332.

al-Mann bi’l-Imāmah by Ibn Ṣāḥib al-Ṣalāh

Al-Mann bil-imama, tr. Ambrosio Huici Miranda (Valencia: Anubar 1969).

Masālik al-Abṣār by Ibn Faḍl al-‘Umarī

= L’Afrique, moins L’Egypte, tr. Gaudefroy-Demombynes (Paris 1927); section on North Africa only.

Maṭlūb al-Mu’minīn by Naṣīr al-Dīn Ṭūsī

Shi‘i Interpretations of Islam: Three Treatises on Islamic Theology and Eschatology, tr. Jalal Badakhchani (I. B. Tauris 2010).

Minhaj al-Farā’id by Abū Ḥanīfah al-Nu‘mān

Early History of Ismaili Jurisprudence: Law Under the Fatimids, tr. Agostino Cilardo (I.B. Taurus 2012); with Arabic text.

Murūj al-Dhahab by al-Mas‘ūdī

= Meadows of Gold: The Abbasids, tr. Paul Lunde and Caroline Stone (Kegan Paul 1989), section on Abbasids only.

= Les prairies d’or, re-ed. Charles Pellat, 5 vols. (Paris: Société asiatique, 1962- 97).

= Les prairies d’or, tr. C. Barbier de Meynard and P. de Courteille, 9 vols. (Paris: Imprimerie impériale, 1861-77); with Arabic text.

Kitāb Nāṣir al-Dīn ʻalā ʼl-Qawm al-Kāfirīn by Shihāb al-Dīn Aḥmad b. Qāsim al-Ḥajarī al-Andalusī

= Kitāb Nāṣir al-Dīn ʻalā ʼl-Qawm al-Kāfirīn: The supporter of religion against the infidels, tr. P.S. van Koningsveld, Gerald Wiegers and Q. al-Samarra’i (Madrid 1997).

Nujūm al-Zāhirah fī Mulūk Miṣr wa’l-Qāhirah by Ibn Taghrībirdī

= History of Egypt 1382-1469, tr. William Popper, 26 vols. (Berkeley 1954-63).

Qiṣṣat Bayāḍ wa-Riyāḍ – see Ḥadīth Bayāḍ wa-Riyāḍ

Qutadghu Bilig by Yūsuf Khāṣṣ Ḥājib

= Wisdom of Royal Glory, tr. Robert Dankoff (Uni. Chicago Press 1983).

Rawḍ al-Qirṭās by Ibn Abī Zar‘

Rawd al-Qirtas: El cartás, noticias de los reyes del Maghreb e historia de la ciudad de Fez por Aben Abi Zar, tr. Ambrosio Huici Miranda (Valencia 1918).

Risālah fī ’l-Ṣaḥābah by al-Jāḥiẓ

Conseilleur du calife, tr. Charles Pellat (Maisonneuve 1976).

Risālat al-Ghufrān by al-Ma‘arrī

= The Risālatu ’l-Ghufrān, tr. Reynold A. Nicholson, in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (1900) 637-720; (1902) 75-101, 337-362.

al-Risālah al-Mūjazah al-Kāfiyah fi Ādāb al-Du‘āt by Aḥmad b. Ibrāhīm al-Naysāburī (11th c.)

= A Code of Conduct: A treatise on the etiquette of the Fatimid Isma‘ili mission, tr. Paul E. Walker and Verena Klemm (I.B. Tauris 2011).

Rusūm Dār al-Khilāfah by Hilāl al-Ṣābi’

= Rules and Regulations of the ‘Abbāsid Court, tr. Elie A. Salem (Beirut 1977).

Sīrat Rasūl Allāh by Ibn Hishām / Ibn Isḥāq

= The Life of Muhammad, tr. Alfred Guillaume (Oxford Uni. Press 1955).

Sīrat al-Ustādh Jawdhar by Manṣūr al-‘Azīzī al-Jawdharī

Inside the Immaculate Portal, tr. Hamid Haji (I.B. Taurus 2012), with Arabic text.

Siyāsat-Nāmah by Niẓām al-Mulk

= Book of Government or Rules for Kings, tr. Hubert Darke (Routledge 2001).

= Traité de gouvernement, tr. Charles Schefer (Paris 1893).

Kitāb al-Tāj – see Akhlāq al-Mulūk

Tajārib al-Umam by Ibn Miskawayh

= Eclipse of the ‘Abbasid Caliphate, tr. H.F. Amedroz and D.S. Margoliouth, 7 vols. (Oxford: Blackwell 1920-1), with Arabic text.

al-Tanbīh wa’l-Ashrāf by al-Mas‘ūdī

= Livre de l’avertissement et de la revision, tr. Bernard Carra de Vaux (Paris 1897).

al-Ta’rīkh by Khalīfah b. Khayyāṭ

= The Umayyads in the History of Khalīfa B. Khayyāṭ, tr. Carl Wurtzel (diss. 1977)

Ta’rīkh Baghdād by al-Khaṭīb al-Baghdādī

= Topography of Baghdad, tr. Jacob Lassner (Detroit: WSU Press 1970).

Tārīkh-i Bukhārā by al-Narshakhī

The History of Bukhara, tr. Richard N. Frye (Cambridge, Mass.: Medieval Academy of America 1954).

Ta’rīkh al-Rusul wa’l-Mulūk by al-Ṭabarī

= History of al-Tabari, ed. Ehsan Yarshater, 40 vols. (SUNY Press —2007).

Tārīkh-i Sistān by anon.

= The Tārikh-e Sistān, tr. Milton Gold (Rome 1976).

Tashīl al-Naẓar wa-Ta‘jīl al-Ẓafar fī Akhlāq al-Malik wa-Siyāsat al-Mulk by al-Māwardī

De l’éthique du prince et du gouvernement de l’Etat, tr. Makram Abbès (Paris: Les Belles Lettres 2015).

Tathbīt Dalā’il al-Nubuwwah by ‘Abd al-Jabbār

= Critique of Christian Origins, ed. and tr. Gabriel Said Reynolds and Samir Khalil Samir (Brigham Young Uni. 2010), section on Christianity only; with Arabic text.

Tathbīt al-Imāmah by al-Manṣūr bi’llāh (attributed)

= The Shi‘i Imamate, tr. Sami Makarem (I.B. Tauris 2013).

Tawallā wa-Tabarrā by Naṣīr al-Dīn Ṭūsī

= Shi‘i Interpretations of Islam: Three Treatises on Islamic Theology and Eschatology, tr. Jalal Badakhchani (I. B. Tauris 2010).

Türk Şiveleri Lügatı by Maḥmūd al-Kāshgharī

= Compendium of the Turkish dialects, tr. Robert Dankoff and James Kelly, 3 vols. (Harvard Uni. 1982-5); with Turkish text.

‘Uyūn al-Akhbār by Idrīs ‘Imād al-Dīn

= The Founder of Cairo: The Fatimid Imam-Caliph Al Mu‘izz and his Era, tr. Shainool Jiwa (I.B.Tauris 2013).

Kitāb al-Wuzarā’ by al-Jahshiyārī

= Buch der Wezire und Staatssekretäre, tr. J. Latz (Bonn 1958); up to end of Umayyad period only.

 

Thanks to Rich HeffronSyedMohamad Ballan and S.J. Pearce  for their contributions!

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