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Author Nuwayr, Amad ibn ĎAbd al-Wahhb, 1279-1333, author.

Title The ultimate ambition in the arts of erudition : a compendium of knowledge from the classical Islamic world / Shihb al-Dn al-Nuwayr ; edited, translated, and with an Introduction and notes by Elias Muhanna.

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Books, [2016]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  039.927 NUW    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  039.927 NUW    AVAILABLE
Description xxxii, 318 pages ; 20 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Penguin classics
Penguin classics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Language Translated from Arabic.
Subject Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Arabic -- Translations into English.
Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Arabic. (OCoLC)fst00909551
Genre/Form Translations. (OCoLC)fst01423791
Added Author Muhanna, Elias, editor, translator.
Added Title Nihyat al-arab f funn al-adab. English
ISBN 9780143107484

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