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A Monument to Medieval Syrian Book Culture: the Library of Ibn ʻAbd Al-Hādī
Language: en
Pages: 612
Authors: Konrad Hirschler
Categories: Manuscripts, Arabic
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher:

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A Monument to Medieval Syrian Book Culture
Language: en
Pages: 624
Authors: Konrad Hirschler
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-31 - Publisher: Edinburgh Studies in Classical

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 ʿAbd al-Hādī Library of Damascus.
Studies on the History and Culture of the Mamluk Sultanate (1250–1517)
Language: en
Pages: 326
Authors: Stephan Conermann, Toru Miura
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-08 - Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

The general field of study of this volume is the history and culture of the Mamluk Sultanate (1250–1517). It contains the proceedings of the First German-Japanese Workshop held at the Toyo Bunko in Tokyo, Japan. The authors write about a variety of topics from rural irrigation systems to high diplomacy
The Emergence of Multiple-Text Manuscripts
Language: en
Pages: 373
Authors: Alessandro Bausi, Michael Friedrich, Marilena Maniaci
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-02 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

The universal practice of selecting and excerpting, summarizing and canonizing, arranging and organizing texts and visual signs, either in carefully dedicated types of manuscripts or not, is common to all manuscript cultures. Determined by intellectual or practical needs, this process is never neutral in itself. The resulting proximity and juxtaposition
Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle East
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Talmon-Heller Daniella Talmon-Heller
Categories: HISTORY
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-18 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

This book offers a fresh perspective on religious culture in the medieval Middle East. It investigates the ways Muslims thought about and practiced at sacred spaces and in sacred times through two detailed case studies: the shrines in honour of the head of al-Husayn (the martyred grandson of the Prophet),