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Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition A Compendium of Knowledge from the Classical Islamic World

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ISBN-10: 0143107488

ISBN-13: 9780143107484

Edition: 2016

Authors: Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri, Elias Muhanna

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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 on everything from medieval moon-worshipping cults, sexual aphrodisiacs, and the substance of clouds, to how to get the smell of alcohol off one's breath, the deliciousness of cheese made from…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/30/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.20" wide x 7.72" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English