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The culture of letter-writing in pre-modern Islamic society

Author: Adrian Gully
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents a unique analysis of letter writing in the Middle Islamic period.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Gully
ISBN: 9780748633739 0748633731
OCLC Number: 470878945
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 197-207.
Description: 1 vol. (XI-212 p.) ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements; Note on Dates; Prologue; 1. The Foundations of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society; 2. Epistolary Prose, Poetry and Oratory: Essentials of the Debate; 3. The Power of the Pen and the Primacy of Script; 4. The Composition Secretary: Background and Status; 5. The Composition Secretary: Moral and Inner Qualities; 6. Bal?\a, Epistolary Structure and Style; 7. Epistolary Protocol; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Adrian Gully.
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