Rediscovering the Islamic classics how editors and print culture transformed an intellectual tradition (eBook, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Rediscovering the Islamic classics how editors and print culture transformed an intellectual tradition

Author: Ahmed El Shamsy
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Islamic book culture dates back to late antiquity, when Muslim scholars began to write down their doctrines on parchment, papyrus, and paper and then to compose increasingly elaborate analyses of, and commentaries on, these ideas. Movable type was adopted in the Middle East only in the early nineteenth century, and it wasn't until the second half of the century that the first works of classical Islamic religious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ahmed El Shamsy
ISBN: 9780691201245 0691201242
OCLC Number: 1152219566
Description: 1 online resource illustrations (black and white)
Responsibility: Ahmed El Shamsy.

Abstract:

Islamic book culture dates back to late antiquity, when Muslim scholars began to write down their doctrines on parchment, papyrus, and paper and then to compose increasingly elaborate analyses of, and commentaries on, these ideas. Movable type was adopted in the Middle East only in the early nineteenth century, and it wasn't until the second half of the century that the first works of classical Islamic religious scholarship were printed there. But from that moment on, Ahmed El Shamsy reveals, the technology of print transformed Islamic scholarship and Arabic literature.

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"Shortlisted for the British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize in Middle Eastern Studies" "Rediscovering the Islamic Classics . . . contains fascinating insights, which anyone with even a vague Read more...

 
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