Amazoncom an eleventh century egyptian guide to the universe islamic philosophy theology and science texts and studies english and arabic edition 9789004255647 yossef rapoport books. An eleventh century egyptian guide to the universe the book of curiosities edited with an annotated translation series islamic philosophy theology and science texts and studies volume 87. Acquired by the bodleian library in 2002 the book of curiosities is now recognized as one of the most important discoveries in the history of cartography in recent decades this eleventh century arabic treatise composed in egypt under the fatimid caliphs is a detailed account of the heavens and the earth illustrated by an unparalleled series of maps and astronomical diagrams. An eleventh century egyptian guide to the universe the book of curiosities edited and translated by yossef rapoport and emilie savage smith is an exceptionally beautiful book with a central focus on the book of curiosities as it has come to be known an eleventh century treatise on the heavens and the earthit gives us a good idea of the state of science loosely defined in its time in . An eleventh century egyptian guide to the universe by emilie savage smith 9789004255647 available at book depository with free delivery worldwide
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