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Writing and Representation in Medieval Islam : Muslim Horizons - Julia Bray

Writing and Representation in Medieval Islam

Muslim Horizons

By: Julia Bray (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 9th March 2006
ISBN: 9780415385688
Number Of Pages: 266

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With contributions from specialists in different areas of classical Islamic thought, this accessible volume explores the ways in which medieval Muslims saw, interpreted and represented the world around them in their writings.

Focusing mainly on the eighth to tenth centuries AD, known as the a formative period of Islamic thoughta (TM), the book examines historiography, literary prose and Arabic prose genres which do not fall neatly into either category.

Filling a gap in the literature by providing detailed discussions of both primary texts and recent scholarship, Writing and Representation in Medieval Islam will be welcomed by students and scholars of classical Arabic literature, Islamic history and medieval history.

Notes on contributorsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Note on conventionsp. xiii
Fact and fictionp. 1
Ibn Zunbul and the romance of historyp. 3
History, fiction and authorship in the first centuries of Islamp. 16
Writing medieval women: representations and misrepresentationsp. 47
Appearance and truthp. 89
Al-Jahiz's Kitab al-Bayan wa al-Tabyinp. 91
The Maqamat as a nexus of interests: reflections on Abdelfattah Kilito's Les Seancesp. 153
The physical world and the writer's eye: al-Tanukhi and medicinep. 215
Indexp. 251
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ISBN: 9780415385688
ISBN-10: 0415385687
Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Literatures
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 9th March 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 16.1  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1