The majmū' al-tarbiyah between text and paratext: exploring the social history of a community's reading culture

Cortese, Delia (2018) The majmū' al-tarbiyah between text and paratext: exploring the social history of a community's reading culture. Momin, Wafi, ed. Before the printed word: texts, scribes and transmission. In: Before the Printed Word:Texts, Scribes and Transmission, 12-13 Oct 2017, London, United Kingdom. . (Accepted/In press)

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Abstract

Article focusing on a codicological analysis of 12 Arabic manuscripts of the Majmū‘ al-tarbiya in the Library of the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, (henceforth IIS). Textual and paratextual examination sheds new light on the reading practices and educational uses of this text among Ismaili Tayyibi and Bohra learned communities across the centuries. Questions regarding the practice of compiling anthologies in this specific religious-cultural setting are also addressed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > Perspectives in Religion group
Item ID: 28284
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Depositing User: Delia Cortese
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2019 23:44
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 12:27
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/28284

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