A Monument To Medieval Syrian Book Culture: The Library Of Ibn ?abd Al-hadi

27 novembre 2019|
A Monument To Medieval Syrian Book Culture: The Library Of Ibn ?abd Al-hadi de Konrad Hirschler
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In the late medieval period, manuscripts galore circulated in Middle Eastern libraries. Yet very few book collections have come down to us as such or have left a documentary trail. This book discusses the largest private book collection of the pre-Ottoman Arabic Middle East for which we have both a paper trail and a surviving corpus of the manuscripts that once sat on its shelves: the Ibn ''Abd al-Hadi Library of Damascus. The book suggests that this library was part of the owner''s symbolic strategy to monumentalise a vanishing world of scholarship bound to his life, family, quarter and home city.
Konrad Hirschler is Professor of Islamic Studies at Freie Universitat Berlin and former Professor of Middle Eastern History at SOAS (London). His research focuses on Egypt and Syria in the Ayyubid and Mamluk periods (c. 1200-1500). He is the author of Medieval Damascus (EUP, 2016), The Written Word in the Medieval Arabic Lands (EUP, 20...
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Titre :A Monument To Medieval Syrian Book Culture: The Library Of Ibn ?abd Al-hadiFormat :Couverture rigideDimensions de l'article :624 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0.98 poDimensions à l'expédition :624 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0.98 poPublié le :27 novembre 2019Publié par :Edinburgh University PressLangue :anglais

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ISBN - 10 :147445156X

ISBN - 13 :9781474451567

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