VAN BLADEL, K.,
The Arabic Hermes. From Pagan Sage to Prophet of Science.
Oxford University Press, 2009. 296p. Hardback. Series: Oxford Studies in Late Antiquity. With its inclusion of sources in Arabic, middle Persian, Syriac, Latin, Greek and all the major western academic languages, van Bladels book is nothing less than a rare example of what one can call a learned study. Goran Larsson, Journal of Semitic Studies 01/04/2014 (Publisher's information).