The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition

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  • Author : Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352 pages
  • ISBN : 0698166760
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The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition

The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition
  • Author : Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 30 August 2016
GET THIS BOOK The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition

For the first time in English, a catalog of the world through fourteenth-century Arab eyes—a kind of Schott’s Miscellany for the Islamic Golden Age An astonishing record of the knowledge of a civilization, The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition catalogs everything known to exist from the perspective of a fourteenth-century Egyptian scholar and litterateur. More than 9,000 pages and thirty volumes—here abridged to one volume, and translated into English for the first time—it contains entries

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