The Written Word in the Medieval Arabic Lands: A Social and Cultural History of Reading Practices by Konrad HirschlerThe Written Word in the Medieval Arabic Lands: A Social and Cultural History of Reading Practices by Konrad Hirschler

The Written Word in the Medieval Arabic Lands: A Social and Cultural History of Reading Practices

byKonrad Hirschler

Paperback | March 31, 2013

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Winner of the 2012 BRISMES book prize. How the written text became accessible to wider audiences in medieval Egypt and Syria. Medieval Islamic societies belonged to the most bookish cultures of their period. Using a wide variety of documentary, narrative and normative sources, KonradHirschler explores the growth of reading audiences in a pre-print culture.The uses of the written word grew significantly in Egypt and Syria between the 11th and the 15th centuries, and more groups within society started to participate in individual and communal reading acts. New audiences in reading sessions, school curricula, increasing numbers of endowed libraries andthe appearance of popular written literature all bear witness to the profound transformation of cultural practices and their social contexts.
Konrad Hirschler is Reader in the History of the Near and Middle East at the School of Oriental and African Studies.
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Title:The Written Word in the Medieval Arabic Lands: A Social and Cultural History of Reading PracticesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.71 inPublished:March 31, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748677348

ISBN - 13:9780748677344

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