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 contributors||p. vii|
|Note on conventions||p. xiii|
|Fact and fiction||p. 1|
|Ibn Zunbul and the romance of history||p. 3|
|History, fiction and authorship in the first centuries of Islam||p. 16|
|Writing medieval women: representations and misrepresentations||p. 47|
|Appearance and truth||p. 89|
|Al-Jahiz's Kitab al-Bayan wa al-Tabyin||p. 91|
|The Maqamat as a nexus of interests: reflections on Abdelfattah Kilito's Les Seances||p. 153|
|The physical world and the writer's eye: al-Tanukhi and medicine||p. 215|
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Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Literatures
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
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