An Eleventh-Century Egyptian Guide to the Universe: The <i>Book of Curiosities</i>, Edited with an Annotated Translation

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BRILL, Oct 25, 2013 - History - 804 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Sigla
36
Facsimile Bodleian MS Arab c 90
37
كتاب غرائب الفنون وملح العيون
129
On the Heavens
323
On the Earth
415
Glossary of StarNames
528

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