Book/Printed Material The Wonders of Creation.
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- The Wonders of Creation.
- ʻAjāʼib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharāʼib al-mawjūdāt (The wonders of creation, or literally, Marvels of things created and miraculous aspects of things existing) by Zakriya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini (circa 1203-83) is among the best known texts of the Islamic world. It is often referred to as "The Cosmography." The work begins with an introduction, and is followed by two sections, the first on supra-terrestrial, the second on terrestrial creatures. Al-Qazwini concludes his work with a section on monsters and angels. The genre of Aja'ib al-makhluqat (The wonders of creation), of which al-Qazwini's work is the most famous example, includes texts in Arabic and Persian that describe the marvels of the heavens and the earth. Numerous manuscripts of al-Qazwini's work have survived, as have several Persian and Turkish translations. The present manuscript was completed on the third day of Ramadan, 1254 AH (November 20, 1838), by Muhammad ibn Muhammad Fadil. It is uncharacteristically devoid of illustrations.
- Fāḍil, Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Scribe.
- Qazwīnī, Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad, circa 1203-1283 Author.
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- [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1838-11-20.
- - 1203 to 1283
- - Arabic manuscripts
- - Celestial bodies
- - Cosmography
- - Curiosities and wonders
- - Geography, Medieval
- - Natural history
- - Planets
- - Science, Medieval
- - Zoology
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: 340 folios ; 218 x 153 millimeters.
- - Original resource at: Wellcome Library.
- - Content in Arabic.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
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Chicago citation style:
Fāḍil, Muḥammad Ibn Muḥammad Scribe, and Zakarīyā Ibn Muḥammad Qazwīnī. The Wonders of Creation. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -11-20, 1838] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667318/.
APA citation style:
Fāḍil, M. I. M. S. & Qazwīnī, Z. I. M. (1838) The Wonders of Creation. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -11-20] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667318/.
MLA citation style:
Fāḍil, Muḥammad Ibn Muḥammad Scribe, and Zakarīyā Ibn Muḥammad Qazwīnī. The Wonders of Creation. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -11-20, 1838] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667318/>.