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Author Montgomery, James E., author.

Title Al-Jāḥiẓ : in praise of books / James E. Montgomery.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2013]

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Description 1 online resource (vi, 586 pages).
Series Edinburgh studies in classical Arabic literature
Edinburgh studies in classical Arabic literature.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 534-570) and index.
Summary Al-Jahiz was a bibliomaniac, theologian, and spokesman for the political and cultural elite, a writer who lived, counselled and wrote in Iraq during the first century of the 'Abbasid caliphate. 'In Praise of Books' explores the centrality of books to Al-Jahiz's work and to the society he lived in.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Jāḥiẓ, -868 or 869 -- Books and reading.
Jāḥiẓ, -868 or 869.
J†a•hi•z, -868 or 869. •Hayaw†an.
Books and reading -- Islamic Empire.
Arabic literature -- 750-1258 -- History and criticism.
Islamic Empire -- Intellectual life.
Chronological Term 750-1258
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Montgomery, James E. (James Edward), 1962- Al-Jāḥiẓ. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2013] 0748683321 (DLC) 2014371199 (OCoLC)851153440
ISBN 9780748683338 (electronic bk.)
074868333X (electronic bk.)
9780748683321 (hardback)
0748683321 (hardback)