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The calligraphic state : textual domination and history in a Muslim society

Author: Brinkley Morris Messick
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1996, ©1993.
Series: Comparative studies on Muslim societies, 16.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Combining anthropology, history, and postmodern theory, this book examines the changing relation of writing and authority in a Muslim society from the late nineteenth century onwards. It raises  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brinkley Morris Messick
ISBN: 0520205154 9780520205154 0520076052 9780520076051
OCLC Number: 44899789
Description: xii, 341 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part I. Authority. Genealogies of the text ; The pen and the sword ; Disenchantment --
Part II. Transmission. Audition ; The new method ; Print culture --
Part III. Interpretation. Relations of interpretation ; Shariʻa society ; Judicial presence ; Court order --
Part IV. Inscription. Evidence of the word ; Spiral texts --
Conclusion --
Glossary.
Series Title: Comparative studies on Muslim societies, 16.
Responsibility: Brinkley Messick.

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