Beyond space and time: the itinerant life of books in the Fāṭimid market place

Cortese, Delia ORCID: (2019) Beyond space and time: the itinerant life of books in the Fāṭimid market place. In: Intellectual Interactions in the Islamic World: The Ismaili Thread. Mir-Kasimov, Orkhan, ed. Shi'i Heritage Series . I. B. Tauris, London, pp. 407-426. ISBN 9781838604851, pbk-ISBN 9781838604882, e-ISBN 9781838604875, e-ISBN 9781838604868.

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In this paper I explore practical aspects of intellectual interaction by considering the role that booksellers played in such transactions. I will focus on the trading of books in Fatimid Egypt considering in particular the reported biographies of a numbers of distinguished personalities. With the overall absence of the madrasa institution - unlike most parts of the medieval Islamic world -Fatimid Egypt represents a distinctive domain of enquiry.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > Perspectives in Religion group
Item ID: 23060
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Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2018 13:44
Last Modified: 17 May 2020 05:21

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