Ibn Sina: A Concise Life
Ibn Sina, or Avicenna as he was known in the West, was the man who knew everything. But his was not a life of quiet study, but rather one full of intrigue, plots, desperate escapes and long imprisonments. This concise biography tells how Ibn Sina revolutionised philosophy and medicine, and make lasting contributions to mathematics and science, while serving amirs and sultans, and fleeing from the more bloodthirsty ones. Such was the scope and brilliance of his work, Ibn Sina can justly be compared to Leonardo da Vinci as a true polymath.
With maps and illustrations aplenty, and background information on the context of the places and times when Ibn Sina lived, this short book brings an exotic, exciting and dangerous era vividly to life.
First Published 15th August 2013 by Kube Publishing