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The Resource The ultimate ambition in the arts of erudition : a compendium of knowledge from the classical Islamic world, Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri ; edited, translated, and with an Introduction and notes by Elias Muhanna

The ultimate ambition in the arts of erudition : a compendium of knowledge from the classical Islamic world, Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri ; edited, translated, and with an Introduction and notes by Elias Muhanna

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The ultimate ambition in the arts of erudition : a compendium of knowledge from the classical Islamic world
Title
The ultimate ambition in the arts of erudition
Title remainder
a compendium of knowledge from the classical Islamic world
Statement of responsibility
Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri ; edited, translated, and with an Introduction and notes by Elias Muhanna
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Contributor
Author
Editor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1279-1333
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Nuwayrī, Aḥmad ibn ʻAbd al-Wahhāb
Dewey number
039/.927
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from Arabic
LC call number
AE2
LC item number
.N813 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • encyclopedias
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Muhanna, Elias
Series statement
Penguin classics
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Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Arabic
Label
The ultimate ambition in the arts of erudition : a compendium of knowledge from the classical Islamic world, Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri ; edited, translated, and with an Introduction and notes by Elias Muhanna
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
1693877
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxxii, 318 pages
Isbn
9780143107484
Lccn
2015046621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1693877
  • (OCoLC)930508896
Label
The ultimate ambition in the arts of erudition : a compendium of knowledge from the classical Islamic world, Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri ; edited, translated, and with an Introduction and notes by Elias Muhanna
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
1693877
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxxii, 318 pages
Isbn
9780143107484
Lccn
2015046621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1693877
  • (OCoLC)930508896

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