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An eleventh-century Egyptian guide to the universe : the Book of curiosities / edited and translated by Yossef Rapoport and Emilie Savage-Smith.

Contributor(s): Rapoport, Yossef, 1968- | Savage-Smith, Emilie
Language: Arabic, English Original language: Arabic Series: Islamic philosophy, theology and science ; v. 87Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2014Description: xii, 698 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps ; 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9789004255647 (hardback : alk. paper); 9789004256996 (e-book)Uniform titles: Gharāʼib al-funūn wa-mulaḥ al-ʻuyūn Subject(s): Cosmography -- Early works to 1800 | Geography -- Early works to 1800 | Cartography -- Early works to 1800 | Astronomy, Medieval | Earth (Planet) -- Early works to 1800DDC classification: 523.1089/92762 LOC classification: GA5 | .G5313 2014Summary: The Book of Curiosities is an eleventh-century Arabic account of the heavens and the Earth, illustrated by remarkable maps and astronomical diagrams. This authoritative edition and translation opens a unique window onto the geographical and astrological knowledge of medieval Islam. Includes facsimile of Oxford, Bodleian MS Arab. c. 90A.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

The Book of Curiosities is an eleventh-century Arabic account of the heavens and the Earth, illustrated by remarkable maps and astronomical diagrams. This authoritative edition and translation opens a unique window onto the geographical and astrological knowledge of medieval Islam. Includes facsimile of Oxford, Bodleian MS Arab. c. 90A.