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“On his Majesty Nebuchadnezzar’s Secret Service: Ibn Wasif’s The Jewels of the Seas and Alfonso the Learned’s Grand and General History”


Curious account of the spymaster Drimiden, who penetrates the supernatural Egyptian defenses to open the way for the conquest by Nebuchadnezzar, a narrative adapted by Alfonso X from the history of Egypt by Ibn Wasif for inclusion in the Learned King's General Estoria.

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