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Book Culture in Late Medieval Syria

by Konrad Hirschler

Part of the Edinburgh Studies in Classical Islamic History and Culture Series

Book Culture in Late Medieval Syria Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781474451567
Publication date: 30th November 2019
Author: Konrad Hirschler
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 536 pages
Categories: Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, Social & cultural history,

About Konrad Hirschler

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).

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