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The world in a book : Al-Nuwayri and the Islamic encyclopedic tradition

Author: Elias Muhanna
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri was a fourteenth-century Egyptian polymath and the author of one of the greatest encyclopedias of the medieval Islamic world-a thirty-one-volume work entitled The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition. A storehouse of knowledge, this enormous book brought together materials on nearly every conceivable subject, from cosmology, zoology, and botany to philosophy, poetry, ethics,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Muhanna, Elias author.
World in a book
(DLC) 2017011145
(OCoLC)980858431
Named Person: Aḥmad ibn ʻAbd al-Wahhāb Nuwayrī
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elias Muhanna
ISBN: 1400887852 9781400887859
OCLC Number: 1007241800
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)-- Harvard University, 2012.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
Encyclopedism in the Mamluk Empire --
Structures of knowledge --
Sources of knowledge --
Encyclopedism and empire --
Working methods --
The reception of the Ultimate ambition.
Responsibility: Elias Muhanna.

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"Shortlisted for the British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize" "The World in a Book is edifying, lucidly-written, and enjoyable to read. . . . Al-Nuwayri's world of MamlukEgypt and Syria is Read more...

 
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