Academy,  1 (1869–70), 111.

[Review of El-Kazwîni's Kosmographie, by Hermann Ethé]

M J De Goeje



Publications reviewed:

Ethé 1868


Creation, Natural History, Ancient Authorities

    In this Arabic cosmography 'man, with his intellectual and bodily properties' is included in the sub-kingdom of animals. Notes that 'By the side of much that is of scientific importance, there is much that is exaggerated and even grotesque', and warns that 'The reader who is unacquainted with Arabic should [...] be cautioned not to form an estimate of Arabic science from Kazwînî'. (111)

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