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The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society
     

The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society

by Adrian Gully
 

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 of pre-modern Islamic society. This book offers a unique analysis of

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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 of pre-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 differences between 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748633739
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
03/17/2008
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Adrian Gully is Senior Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Melbourne

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