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This long-awaited translation of Johannes Pedersen's Danish work Den Arabiske Bog (1946) describes in vivid detail the production of books in medieval Islam, and outlines the role of literature and scholarship in Islamic society.

Originally published in 1984.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. Robert Hillenbrand
  3. pp. xi-xvii
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  1. 1. Writing and Books in Arabia before Islam
  2. pp. 3-11
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  1. 2. The Qur'ān and Arabic Literature
  2. pp. 12-19
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  1. 3. Composition and Transmission of Books
  2. pp. 20-36
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  1. 4. Scribes and Booksellers
  2. pp. 37-53
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  1. 5. Writing Materials
  2. pp. 54-71
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  1. 6. Arabic Script; Calligraphers
  2. pp. 72-88
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  1. 7. Book Painting
  2. pp. 89-100
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  1. 8. Bookbinding
  2. pp. 101-112
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  1. 9. Libraries
  2. pp. 113-130
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  1. 10. Printed Books
  2. pp. 131-142
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 143-160
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 161-175
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  1. Illustrations
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400856374
MARC Record
OCLC
899263263
Pages
228
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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