October 7, 2016 The New York Times
"Sprawling over two million words and 33 volumes, al-Nuwayri’s “The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition” has long been considered a monument of classical Islamic learning. A significantly abridged version is now available in English, translated by Elias Muhanna, a professor of Arabic literature at Brown University."
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