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Al-Nuwayrī, also Shihāb al-Dīn Ahmad, b. 'Abd al-Wahhāb al-Nuwayri (born 1272 – died 1332) was an Egyptian Muslim historian and civil servant of the Bahri Mamluk dynasty. He is most notable for his compilation of a 9,000 page encyclopedia of the Mamluk era, titled The Aim of the Intelligent in the Art of Letters (Arabic: نهاية الأرب في فنون الأدب, transliterated: Nihayat al-arab fī funūn al-adab), which pertained to zoology, anatomy, history, chronology amongst others.  He is also known for his extensive work regarding the Mongolsconquest of Syria. Al-Nuwayri started his encyclopedia in 1314 and completed it in 1330.