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Al-Jāḥiẓ: In Praise of Books

James E. Montgomery
Format
Book
Published
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2013]
Language
English
Series
Edinburgh Studies in Classical Arabic Literature
ISBN
0748683321, 9780748683321, 9780748683338, 9780748683352
Related Resources
Table of contents Contributor biographical information Publisher description Read online
Summary
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.
Contents
Part I: Physiognomy of An Apocalyptic Age; Part II: The Book of Living; Part III: The Jaḥiẓian Library Under Attack; Part IV: The Salvific Book; Part V: The Architecture of Design; Part VI: Appreciating Design.
Description
vi, 586 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 534-570) and index.
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