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The Book of Curiosities or A Medieval Islamic View of the Cosmos

by Mohammed Abattouy Published on: 28th October 2008

The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford has purchased the medieval Arabic manuscript Kitab Gharaib al-funun wa-mulah al-uyun popularised under the title the Book of Curiosities, an exceptionally rich text on cosmography. The treatise…