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Title The book in the Islamic world : the written word and communication in the Middle East / edited by George N. Atiyeh
Published [Washington, D.C.] : Library of Congress, [1995]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 305 pages) : illustrations
Contents From the manuscript age to the age of printed books / Muhsin Mahdi -- The Koranic text : from revelation to compilation / Jacques Berque -- "Of making many books there is no end" : the classical Muslim view / Franz Rosenthal -- Oral transmission and the book in Islamic education / Seyyed Hossein Nasr -- The book of life-metaphors connected with the book in Islamic literatures / Annemarie Schimmel -- Biographical dictionaries : inner structure and cultural significance / Wadād al-Qāḍī -- The book in the grammatical tradition : development in content and methods / Ranzi Baalbaki -- Women's roles in the art of Arabic calligraphy / Salāh al-Dīn al-Munajjid -- Some illustrations in Islamic scientific manuscripts and their secrets / David A. King -- A royal manuscript and its transformation : the life history of a book / Priscilla P. Soucek and Filiz Çağman -- Fāris Al-Shidyāq and the transition from scribal to print culture in the Middle East / Geoffrey Roper -- The book in the modern Arab world : the cases of Lebanon and Egypt / George N. Atiyeh -- Mass higher education and the religious imagination in contemporary Arab societies / Dale F. Eickelman -- The book in the Islamic world : a selective bibliography / Michael W. Albin
Notes Consists of papers presented at a conference held November 8-9, 1990 at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-281) and index
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Subject Books -- Middle East -- History -- Congresses.
Manuscripts -- Islamic countries -- Congresses.
Printing -- Middle East -- History -- Congresses.
Middle East -- Intellectual life -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Congressen (vorm)
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Atiyeh, George N. (George Nicholas), 1923-2008.
ISBN 0585045828 (electronic bk.)
9780585045825 (electronic bk.)