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

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

by Adrian Gully
     
 

This book presents a unique analysis of letter writing in the Middle Islamic period. This was an important aspect of intellectual life among the ruling classes in that period and it can tell us a great deal about the cultural history of the time. The author sets epistolography within a wider context, drawing on similarities between Islamic modes of letter writing

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This book presents a unique analysis of letter writing in the Middle Islamic period. This was an important aspect of intellectual life among the ruling classes in that period and it can tell us a great deal about the cultural history of the time. The author sets epistolography within a wider context, drawing on similarities between Islamic modes of letter writing and those of Western cultures. He ties in the crucial notion of the power of the pen in Islamic society with epistemological trends and relationships of dependency among the bureaucracy.

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

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