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Medieval Islamic Views of the Cosmos. The Books of Curiosities

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University of Oxford
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GLAM
Department:
Bodleian Libraries
Department:
Oriental Collections
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Creator, Principal Investigator (PI), Project manager, Depositor
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Fletcher Teckman Consulting Ltd
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University of Oxford
Publication date:
2020
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In June 2002, the Bodleian Library acquired an illustrated manuscript of a hitherto unknown Arabic cosmographical treatise, the Kitāb Gharāʾib al-funūn wa-mulaḥ al-ʿuyūn, known as the Book of Curiosities. The manuscript is a copy, probably made in Egypt in the late 12th or early 13th century, of an anonymous work compiled in the first half of the 11th century in Egypt. The treatise is extraordinarily important for the history of science, especially for astronomy and cartography, and contains... Expand documentation
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2020-02-17

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