The Culture Of Letter-writing In Pre-modern Islamic Society by Adrian GullyThe Culture Of Letter-writing In Pre-modern Islamic Society by Adrian Gully

The Culture Of Letter-writing In Pre-modern Islamic Society

byAdrian Gully

Hardcover | February 7, 2008

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The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society received an honourable mention from the British-Kuwait Friendship Society at BRISMES 2009Writing letters was an important component of intellectual life in the Middle Islamic period, telling us much about the cultural history ofpre-modern Islamic society. This book offers a unique analysis of letter-writing, focusing on the notion of the power of the pen. The author looks at the wider context of epistolography, relating it to the power structures of Islamic society in that period. He also attempts to identify some of the similarities and differencesbetween Muslim modes of letter-writing and those of western cultures.One of the strengths of this book is that it is based on a wide range of primary Arabic sources, thus reflecting the broader epistemological importance of letter-writing in Islamic society.
Adrian Gully is Senior Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Melbourne.
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Title:The Culture Of Letter-writing In Pre-modern Islamic SocietyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 6.42 × 9.29 × 0.79 inPublished:February 7, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748633731

ISBN - 13:9780748633739

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