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Author Liebrenz, Boris, author

Title Die Rifa'iya aus Damaskus : Eine Privatbibliothek im Osmanischen Syrien und ihr kulturelles Umfeld / von Boris Liebrenz
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series Islamic Manuscripts and Books
Islamic manuscripts and books.
Contents Die Bibliothek -- Die Umwelt der Rifa'iya -- Die Leser -- Schluss
Summary In Die Rifāīya Boris Liebrenz explores the book culture of Ottoman Syria (16th to 19th century), using the only surviving Damascene private library of the time as a vantage point. He asks about the production and transmission of knowledge as well as the social background of the reading audience in a manuscript age. Scholarship on Arabic libraries has often focussed on the medieval period and relied nearly exclusively on literary accounts. This is the first book-length study that focuses on a single region in the Ottoman period and systematically uses the vast number of surviving manuscripts as a documentary source by means of the notes left by their readers and possessors. Thus, it sheds light on the material, juridical, and social basis of book-ownership and reading-- Provided by Publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig -- History.
Book industries and trade -- Syria -- Damascus -- History.
Books and reading -- Syria -- Damascus -- History.
Manuscripts, Arabic -- Germany -- Leipzig -- History.
Marginalia -- Syria -- History.
Private libraries -- Syria -- Damascus -- History.
Damascus (Syria) -- History -- 1516-1918
Damascus (Syria) -- Intellectual life.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016017870
ISBN 900431489X (electronic bk.)
9789004314894 (electronic bk.)
(hardback ;) (alk. paper)