Bibliographic Details

The book in Mamluk Egypt and Syria (1250-1517) : scribes, libraries and market / by Doris Behrens-Abouseif.

Author / Creator Behrens-Abouseif, Doris, author.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2018.
Description 1 online resource
Language English
Series Islamic history and civilization : studies and texts ; volume 162
Subject Books -- Egypt -- History -- 400-1450.
Books -- Egypt -- History -- 1450-1600.
Books -- Syria -- History -- 400-1450.
Books -- Syria -- History -- 1450-1600.
Libraries -- Egypt -- History -- 400-1400.
Libraries -- Egypt -- History -- 1400-1600.
Libraries -- Syria -- History -- 400-1400.
Libraries -- Syria -- History -- 1400-1600.
Scribes -- Egypt -- History.
Scribes -- Syria -- History.
Calligraphers -- Egypt -- History.
Calligraphers -- Syria -- History.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
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ISBN 9004387056
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book is the first to date to be dedicated to the circulation of the book as a commodity in the Mamluk sultanate. It discusses the impact of princely patronage on the production of books, the formation and management of libraries in religious institutions, their size and their physical setting. It documents the significance of private collections and their interaction with institutional libraries and the role of charitable endowments (waqf) in the life of libraries. The market as a venue of intellectual and commercial exchanges and a production centre is explored with references to prices and fees. The social and professional background of scribes and calligraphers occupies a major place in this study, which also documents the chain of master-calligraphers over the entire Mamluk period. For her study the author relies on biographical dictionaries, chronicles, waqf documents and manuscripts.
Other form Print version: Behrens-Abouseif, Doris. Book in Mamluk Egypt and Syria (1250-1517). Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2018 9789004387003