'The wondrous work, on gems of the West'
Original Language: Arabic
This work contains nearly 900 biographies of Muslim authors, giving important information about lost works and quoting from them. It comprises 15 books (asfār), the first six devoted to Egypt, the next three to Tunis (Ifrīqiya) and North Africa (bilād al-Barbar), and the remaining six to al-Andalus. This third group contains details about Christian al…