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Al-Ji : in praise of books

Author: James E Montgomery
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2013
Series: Edinburgh studies in classical Arabic literature
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Al-Jahiz was a bibliomaniac, theologian, and spokesman for the political and cultural elite, a writer who lived, counselled and wrote in Iraq during the first century of the 'Abbasid caliphate. 'In Praise of Books' explores the centrality of books to Al-Jahiz's work and to the society he lived in
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James E Montgomery
ISBN: 0748683321 9780748683321
OCLC Number: 1001554715
Description: vi, 586 s. ; 24 cm
Series Title: Edinburgh studies in classical Arabic literature
Responsibility: James E. Montgomery

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