WHAT WAS AL-FĀRĀBĪ'S 'IMAMIC' CONSTITUTION?

@inproceedings{Crone2003WHATWA,
  title={WHAT WAS AL-FĀRĀBĪ'S 'IMAMIC' CONSTITUTION?},
  author={Patricia Crone},
  year={2003}
}
This paper seeks to identify the nature of a constitution called 'imamic' by al-Fārābī in one of his lost works, according to Ibn Bāgga and Ibn Rusd. It argues that this constitution was simply the virtuous regime under a different name. Ibn Rusd, who identifies is it in somewhat puzzling terms, must have worked with corrupt version of al-Fārābī's passage. Already Todros Todrosi, who translated Ibn Rusd into Hebrew in the fourteenth century, tried to emend it. What follows is another attempt at… CONTINUE READING