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al-Kindi was born around 801 AD and died in 873. Often referred to as "the philosopher of the Arabs," he received most of his education in Baghdad, where he built a very impressive library. Due to the persistence of the authors, and the generous help and assistance of many colleagues, a number of these original manuscripts have been recovered, and a whole series has been dedicated to the translation, of which this is the first and one of the most significant as it basically makes the birth of cryptology as a science. The book under review starts off with an analytic study of cryptology in the Arab civilization in Chapter 1, and continues with a study of al-Kindi's treatise in Chapter 2. Finally, Chapter 3 is a translation of al-Kindi's book, with translation on the left and a photocopy of the translated page on the right. The main topics of al-Kindi's book are methods of cryptanalysis, encipherments, cryptanalysis of certain encipherments and statistical analysis of letters and letter combinations in Arabic. All in all, this book is an excellent account of the origins of cryptology as an Arabic Science, and at the same time a good overview of related sciences in the Arab world at the same time, e.g. in mathematics (combinatorics) and linguistics, which is highly recommendable reading.
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Description du livre King Faisal Center For Research and Islamic Studies, Riyadh, 2003. Original Wrappers. Etat : As New. First Edition. 204 pp., English & Arabic text, figures, tables, illustrations from original Arabic manuscript. Volume one of Series On Arabic Origins of Cryptology. Copy in mint condition. New. The work was written in the 9th century by al-Kindi, and is considered as the oldest known manuscript in the world on cryptanalysis. " This work appears to be a major contribution to the history of Cryptology, and one for which all historians of the subject, and all those interested in it, will be extremely grateful". ( Cover). # 12054 Size: 8vo. N° de réf. du vendeur 005717