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The Resource The Written Word in the Medieval Arabic Lands : a Social and Cultural History of Reading Practices, Konrad Hirschler

The Written Word in the Medieval Arabic Lands : a Social and Cultural History of Reading Practices, Konrad Hirschler

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The Written Word in the Medieval Arabic Lands : a Social and Cultural History of Reading Practices
Title
The Written Word in the Medieval Arabic Lands
Title remainder
a Social and Cultural History of Reading Practices
Statement of responsibility
Konrad Hirschler
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Middle East was one of the most literate civilizations during the high and late medieval period and home to bustling book markets, voluminous libraries and sophisticated book production. After the 'paper revolution' of the 9th and 10th centuries the number of books and the availability of the written word increased dramatically. In the scholarly world the written word played an increasingly prominent role and reading was taken up by wider sections of the population. This book discusses the history of reading in the high and late medieval period in the Middle East in depth. It offers a detailed and wide-ranging analysis of the period, exploring the key themes of literacy/orality/aurality, the teaching of reading skills in schools, and the accessibility and profile of libraries, as well as popular reading practices, often associated with the notion of the illicit. This much-needed overview of the history of reading places the emphasis on the combination of cultural and social history and provides a depth of historical insight to the gradual development of reading practices over the centuries. On the basis of documentary sources and medieval illustrations the book shows in what ways new groups in the Arabic speaking lands, especially craftsmen and traders, started to read and to participate in the written culture between the 12th and the 15th centuries. With this book the late and high medieval periods of Middle Eastern history are finally brought into the burgeoning field of the history of reading.--provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hirschler, Konrad
Dewey number
028.909174927
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
P211.3.A65
LC item number
H57 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Written communication
  • Books and reading
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Books and reading
  • Written communication
  • Arab countries
  • Lesekultur
  • Schriftliche Kommunikation
  • Arabische Staaten
  • Buch
  • Lesen
  • Arabische Staaten
  • Böcker och läsning
  • Arabländerna
Label
The Written Word in the Medieval Arabic Lands : a Social and Cultural History of Reading Practices, Konrad Hirschler
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-227) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reading and writerly culture -- A city is reading : popular and scholarly reading sessions -- Learning to read : popularisation and the written word in children's schools -- Local endowed libraries and their readers -- Popular reading practices
Control code
795707220
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 234 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748654215
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)795707220
Label
The Written Word in the Medieval Arabic Lands : a Social and Cultural History of Reading Practices, Konrad Hirschler
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-227) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reading and writerly culture -- A city is reading : popular and scholarly reading sessions -- Learning to read : popularisation and the written word in children's schools -- Local endowed libraries and their readers -- Popular reading practices
Control code
795707220
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 234 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748654215
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)795707220

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