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The ultimate ambition in the arts of erudition : a compendium of knowledge from the classical Islamic world

Auteur : Aḥmad ibn ʻAbd al-Wahhāb Nuwayrī; Elias Muhanna
Éditeur: New York : Penguin Books, [2016]
Collection: Penguin classics.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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"An astonishing record of the knowledge of a civilization, the book 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 on everything from medieval moon-worshipping cults, sexual aphrodisiacs, and the substance of  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme: Encyclopedias
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Type de document: Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Aḥmad ibn ʻAbd al-Wahhāb Nuwayrī; Elias Muhanna
ISBN: 9780143107484 0143107488
Numéro OCLC: 930508896
Note sur la langue: Translated from Arabic.
Description: xxxii, 318 pages ; 20 cm.
Contenu: The first book: On the heavens and the earth. The heavens ; Meteorological phenomena ; The nights and days ; The earth, mountains, seas, islands, rivers, and springs ; The natures of different nations and the inherent dispositions of their inhabitants --
The second book: On the human being. The life stages and nature of the human being ; Proverbs and parables ; Praise, invective, entertaining anecdotes, wine, and music ; On the ruler, his subjects, and advisers; and on the craft of secretaryship --
The third book: On the mute beasts. Carnivorous animals ; Other wild beasts ; Livestock ; Venomous creatures ; Birds and fish --
The fourth book: On plants. Vegetables and foodstuffs ; Trees and fruit ; Aromatic plants ; Gum resins, mannas, and saps ; Aromatics, sexual medicines, and the magical properties of nature --
The fifth book: On history ; Adam and Eve ; On the history of the Mamluk State.
Titre de collection: Penguin classics.
Autres titres: Nihāyat al-arab fī funūn al-adab.
Responsabilité: Shihāb al-Dīn al-Nuwayrī ; edited, translated, and with an Introduction and notes by Elias Muhanna.

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