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The book in the Islamic world [electronic resource] : the written word and communication in the Middle East / edited by George N. Atiyeh.

Contributor(s): Atiyeh, George N. (George Nicholas), 1923-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Library of Congress, c1995Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 305 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0585045828 (electronic bk.); 9780585045825 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Books -- Middle East -- History -- Congresses | Middle East -- Intellectual life -- Congresses | Manuscripts -- Islamic countries -- Congresses | Printing -- Middle East -- History -- Congresses | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Publishing | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Book in the Islamic world.DDC classification: 002/.0956 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
From the manuscript age to the age of printed books / Muhsin Mahdi -- The Koranic text : from revelation to compilation / Jacques Berque -- "Of making many books there is no end" : the classical Muslim view / Franz Rosenthal -- Oral transmission and the book in Islamic education / Seyyed Hossein Nasr -- The book of life-metaphors connected with the book in Islamic literatures / Annemarie Schimmel -- Biographical dictionaries : inner structure and cultural significance / Wad�ad al-Q�a�d�i -- The book in the grammatical tradition : development in content and methods / Ranzi Baalbaki -- Women's roles in the art of Arabic calligraphy / Sal�ah al-D�in al-Munajjid -- Some illustrations in Islamic scientific manuscripts and their secrets / David A. King -- A royal manuscript and its transformation : the life history of a book / Priscilla P. Soucek and Filiz �Ca�gman -- F�aris Al-Shidy�aq and the transition from scribal to print culture in the Middle East / Geoffrey Roper -- The book in the modern Arab world : the cases of Lebanon and Egypt / George N. Atiyeh -- Mass higher education and the religious imagination in contemporary Arab societies / Dale F. Eickelman -- The book in the Islamic world : a selective bibliography / Michael W. Albin.
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Consists of papers presented at a conference held November 8-9, 1990 at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-281) and index.

From the manuscript age to the age of printed books / Muhsin Mahdi -- The Koranic text : from revelation to compilation / Jacques Berque -- "Of making many books there is no end" : the classical Muslim view / Franz Rosenthal -- Oral transmission and the book in Islamic education / Seyyed Hossein Nasr -- The book of life-metaphors connected with the book in Islamic literatures / Annemarie Schimmel -- Biographical dictionaries : inner structure and cultural significance / Wad�ad al-Q�a�d�i -- The book in the grammatical tradition : development in content and methods / Ranzi Baalbaki -- Women's roles in the art of Arabic calligraphy / Sal�ah al-D�in al-Munajjid -- Some illustrations in Islamic scientific manuscripts and their secrets / David A. King -- A royal manuscript and its transformation : the life history of a book / Priscilla P. Soucek and Filiz �Ca�gman -- F�aris Al-Shidy�aq and the transition from scribal to print culture in the Middle East / Geoffrey Roper -- The book in the modern Arab world : the cases of Lebanon and Egypt / George N. Atiyeh -- Mass higher education and the religious imagination in contemporary Arab societies / Dale F. Eickelman -- The book in the Islamic world : a selective bibliography / Michael W. Albin.

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