Journals Higher Education



20 December 2011

240 Pages | 3 B/W illustrations, 6 B/W tables, 1 B/W halftones, 15 colour halftones

ISBN: 9780748642564

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The Written Word in the Medieval Arabic Lands

A Social and Cultural History of Reading Practices

Konrad Hirschler

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • A detailed and wide-ranging analysis of reading in the period
  • Explores the key themes of literacy, orality and aurality
  • Examines the accessibility and profile of libraries
  • Looks at popular reading practices, often associated with the notion of the illicit

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