A Physician on the Nile

A Physician on the Nile

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Flora, fauna, and famine in thirteenth-century Egypt

A Physician on the Nile begins as a description of everyday life in Egypt at the turn of the seventh/thirteenth century, before becoming a harrowing account of famine and pestilence. Written by the polymath and physician ʿAbd al-Laṭīf al-Baghdādī, and intended for the Abbasid caliph al-Nāṣir, the first part of the book offers detailed descriptions of Egypt’s geography, plants, animals, and local cuisine,… (more)

Book Details  

Publisher: Nyu Press (April 06, 2021)

Collection: Library of Arabic Literature

Format: EPUB

File size: 5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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