Al-Jahiz: In Praise of Books: In Praise of Books

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This book introduces the writings and Abbasid-period textual world of Al-Jahiz, the 'father of Arabic prose'. Al-Jahiz was a bibliomaniac, theologian and spokesman for the political and cultural elite, a writer who lived in Iraq during the first century of the Abbasid caliphate. He advised and argued with the major power brokers and leading religious and intellectual figures of his day, and crossed swords in debate and argument with the architects of the Islamic religious, theological, philosophical and cultural canon. His ...

Al-Jahiz: In Praise of Books: In Praise of Books 2013, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9780748683321

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