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Part of the Edinburgh Studies in Classical Islamic History and Culture Series
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 E?Abd al-HAE dAE Library of Damascus.
|Publication date:||30th November 2019|
|Publisher:||Edinburgh University Press|
|Categories:||Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, Social & cultural history,|
Konrad Hirschler is Professor of Islamic Studies at Freie Universit t 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, 2012) and Medieval Arabic Historiography: Authors as Actors (Routledge, 2006).More About Konrad Hirschler