Journals Higher Education



Published: 20 December 2011

240 Pages | 3 B/W illustrations, 6 B/W tables, 1 B/W halftone, 17 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

Using a wide variety of documentary, narrative and normative sources, Konrad Hirschler explores the growth of reading audiences in a pre-print culture in Egypt and Syria between the 11th and the 15th centuries. This detailed and wide-ranging analysis of the period, explores the key themes of literacy, orality and aurality.