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Hirschler, Konrad (2006) Medieval Arabic Historiography: Authors as Actors. London: Routledge.

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A study of post-classical Arabic historiography, focusing on two major Crusader-period chronicles written in Syria and Egypt. It investigates the authors’ room to manoeuvre – ‘agency’ – in composing their works by considering the interplay between social context, intellectual tradition and narrative structure. The book contributes to the vivid debate on Islamic historiography and aims at bridging the conceptual gap that separates this debate from the study of medieval European historical writing.

Item Type: Authored Books
Additional Information: paperback edition 2011: 978-0-415-66546-9
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of History
ISBN: 9780415383776
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Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2008 16:38

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