Medieval Arabic Historiography: Authors as Actors by Konrad Hirschler PDF

By Konrad Hirschler

ISBN-10: 0415383773

ISBN-13: 9780415383776

ISBN-10: 0415665469

ISBN-13: 9780415665469

Medieval Arabic Historiography is anxious with social contexts and narrative constructions of pre-modern Islamic historiography written in Arabic in 7th and thirteenth-century Syria and Eygpt. taking on contemporary theoretical reflections on ancient writing within the ecu center a long time, this impressive research combines methods drawn from social sciences and literary reviews, with a selected specialise in recognized texts: Abu Shama’s The booklet of the 2 Gardens, and Ibn Wasil’s The Dissipater of Anxieties. those texts describe occasions through the lifetime of the sultans Nur-al-Din and Salah al-Din, who're essentially recognized nowa days because the champions of the anti-Crusade circulation. Hirschler indicates that those authors have been lively interpreters in their society and has massive room for manoeuvre in either their social setting and the shaping in their texts.

Through using a clean and unique theoretical method of pre-modern Arabic historiography, Hirschler provides a brand new knowing of those texts that have earlier than been particularly ignored, hence offering an important contribution to the burgeoning box of historiographical studies.

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