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Medieval Damascus

Konrad Hirschler

Medieval Damascus

plurality and diversity in an Arabic library : the Ashrafīya library catalogue

by Konrad Hirschler

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  • Arabic libraries,
  • Library catalogs

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    The written text was a pervasive feature of cultural practices in the medieval Middle East. At the heart of book circulation stood libraries that experienced a rapid expansion from the twelfth century onwards. While the existence of these libraries is well known our knowledge of their content and structure has been very limited as hardly any medieval Arabic catalogues have been preserved. This book discusses the largest and earliest medieval library of the Middle East for which we have documentation - the Ashrafiya library in the very centre of Damascus - and edits its catalogue. This catalogue shows that even book collections attached to Sunni religious institutions could hold rather unexpected titles, such as stories from the 1001 Nights, manuals for traders, medical handbooks, Shiite prayers, love poetry and texts extolling wine consumption. At the same time this library catalogue decisively expands our knowledge of how the books were spatially organised on the bookshelves of such a large medieval library. With over 2,000 entries this catalogue is essential reading for anybody interested in the cultural and intellectual history of Arabic societies. Setting the Ashrafiya catalogue into a comparative perspective with contemporaneous libraries on the British Isles this book opens new perspectives for the study of medieval libraries.

    Edition Notes

    StatementKonrad Hirschler
    SeriesEdinburgh studies in classical Islamic history and culture, Edinburgh studies in classical Islamic history and culture
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ675.A82 H57 2016
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 525 pages, 56 unnumbered leaves of plates
    Number of Pages525
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26939175M
    ISBN 10147440877X, 1474426395
    ISBN 109781474408776, 9781474426398
    LC Control Number2015298634
    OCLC/WorldCa944013972

      Michael Chamberlain focuses on medieval Damascus to develop a new approach to the relationship between the society and culture of the Middle East. The author argues that historians have long imposed European strictures onto societies to which they were alien. Western concepts of Pages: Get this from a library! Knowledge and social practice in medieval Damascus, [Michael Chamberlain] -- Michael Chamberlain focuses on medieval Damascus to develop a new approach to the relationship between the society and culture of the Middle .

    And from a wider perspective, because Damascus's old libraries were thoroughly dispersed and destroyed, this book at last allows us to see what kind of people called medieval Damascus their home." -- Peter Webb, Times Literary Supplement "Provides a unique insight into the pre-print world of books in the Middle East.". Shinwa Black Knight Handmade Katana / Samurai Sword - Hand Forged Black Damascus Steel - Razor Sharp, Full Tang - Fully Functional, Battle Ready, Ninja Sleek - Faux Ray Skin, Cord Wrap, Dragon Tsuba. $ Now $! Shinwa Regal Katana Teal Sword Damascus. $ Now $! Shinwa Pearl Maroon Samurai Sword Set. $ Now $!

    Indeed, in the Middle Ages, the book becomes an attribute of God. Every stage in the creation of a medieval book required intensive labor, sometimes involving the collaboration of entire workshops. Parchment for the pages had to be made from the dried hides of animals, cut to size and sewn into quires; inks had to be mixed, pens prepared, and.   Medieval responses to the pandemic varied. In many European cities, social chaos, fear, and mistrust were widespread. In Syria, by contrast, we .


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Scholars of Middle Eastern literacy and literature will be trawling Medieval Damascus for some time to come. And from a wider perspective, because Damascus's old libraries were thoroughly dispersed and destroyed, this book at last allows us to see what kind of people called medieval Damascus their home." -- Peter Medieval Damascus book, Times Literary SupplementCited by: 3.

He is the author of Medieval Damascus (EUP, ), The Written Word in the Medieval Arabic Lands (EUP, ) and Medieval Arabic Historiography: Authors as Actors (Routledge, ). Reviews This is a tour de force of ferocious codex dissection, relentless bibliographical probing, and imaginative reconstructive storytelling.

Michael Chamberlain focuses on medieval Damascus to develop a new approach to the relationship between the society and culture of the Middle East.

The author argues that historians have long imposed European strictures onto societies to which they were by:   Michael Chamberlain focuses on medieval Damascus to develop a new approach to the relationship between the society and culture of the Middle East.

The author argues that historians have long imposed European strictures onto societies to which they were alien. Western concepts of legitimate order were inappropriate to medieval Muslim society where social advancement was dependent upon Reviews: 1.

The Citadel of Damascus (Arabic: قلعة دمشق ‎, romanized: Qalʿat Dimašq) is a large medieval fortified palace and citadel in Damascus, is part of the Ancient City of Damascus, which was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in The location of the current citadel was first fortified in by the Turkman warlord Atsiz Medieval Damascus book Uvak, although it is possible but not proven Battles/wars: Siege of Damascus (), Siege by.

This book is therefore not only a much needed contribution to current understandings of the social and intellectual milieus of late medieval Damascus. It is itself a monument to how a turn to combining history and material philology is substantially refining, and changing, modern imaginations of Middle Eastern and Islamic history in general.

*Top Image: The Grand Umayyad Mosque of Damascus was the most important mosque in the city and a key place of learning and study. On the night of Thursday, July 24th,many of the city’s inhabitants gathered here to pray for the end of the plague. John Aberth, The Black Death: the Great Mortality of a Brief History with Documents (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, ), 3.

Winner of the MEM Best Book PrizeThe written text was a pervasive feature of cultural practices in the medieval Middle East. At the heart of book circulation stood libraries that experienced a rapid expansion from the twelfth century onwards.

While the existence of these libraries is well known our knowledge of their content and structure has been very limited as hardly any medieval. Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library Book Description: The written text was a pervasive feature of cultural practices in the medieval Middle East.

Damascus - Damascus - History: Although Damascus is well-known to be an ancient city, it remains unclear exactly when the oasis was first settled.

Excavations in demonstrated that an urban centre existed in the 4th millennium bce at Tall al-Ṣālḥiyyah, southeast of Damascus.

Pottery from the 3rd millennium bce has been discovered in the Old City, and mention of “Damaski” was found. Damascus steel and Persian watered steel are common names for high-carbon steel swords created by Islamic civilization craftsmen during the middle ages and fruitlessly lusted after by their European counterparts.

The blades had a superior toughness and cutting edge, and they are believed to have been named not for the town of Damascus, but from their surfaces, which have a characteristic.

Both were written by the Icons' most distinguished proponent, St. John of Damascus (cc), John was able to write freely since lived under Muslim rule outside the boundaries of the Byzantine emperor.

In this century plus discussion of art, we find one of the most searching investigations into the nature of art in "western" culture before. Get this from a library. Medieval Damascus: plurality and diversity in an Arabic library: the Ashrafiya library catalogue.

[Konrad Hirschler] -- The written text was a pervasive feature of cultural practices in the medieval Middle East.

At the heart of book circulation stood libraries that experienced a rapid expansion from the twelfth. of their content and structure has been very limited as hardly any medieval Arabic catalogues have been preserved.

This book discusses the largest and earliest medieval library of the Middle East for which we have documentation – the Ashrafiya library in the very centre of Damascus – and edits its catalogue. In the late medieval period, manuscripts galore circulated in Middle Eastern libraries.

Yet very few book collections have come down to us as such or have left a documentary trail. This book discusses the largest private book collection of the pre-Ottoman Arabic Middle East for which we have both a paper trail and a surviving corpus of the manuscripts that once sat on its shelves: the Ibn 'Abd.

Michael Chamberlain focuses on medieval Damascus to develop a new approach to the relationship between the society and culture of the Middle East. The author argues that historians have long imposed European strictures onto societies to which they were alien.

Book summary views reflect the number of visits to the book and chapter landing Cited by: Damascus is the largest city of lesser Syria and is its metropolis, for as it is said, "Damascus is the head of Syria." This text is part of the Internet Medieval Source Book.

The Sourcebook is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted texts related to medieval and Byzantine history. Unless otherwise indicated the specific electronic. Buy Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library: The Ashrafiya Library Catalogue (Edinburgh Studies in Classical Islamic History and in Classical Islamic History and Culture E) by Konrad Hirschler (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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£ (cloth).Medieval Sourcebook: John of Damascus: In Defense of Icons, c. The Iconoclastic controversy lasted fromwhen Emperor Leo III () began an attack on the use of religious images, untilwhen The Empress Theodora allowed their restoration.

This text is part of the Internet Medieval Source Book. The Sourcebook is a.