The historiography of Islamic Egypt (c. 950 - 1800)

"History writing in Islamic Egypt was highly developed and no country in the Middle East has a richer or more impressive tradition. This book is a collection of essays by leading scholars in the field, examining different authors, their works and the intellectual climate in which they flourishe...

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Other Authors: Kennedy, Hugh 1947-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
French
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Published: Leiden Boston Köln Brill 2001
In:The medieval mediterranean
Series/Journal:The medieval mediterranean 31
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Egypt / Historiography / History 950-1800
B History 950-1800
Further subjects:B Egypt History 640-1882 Historiography Congresses
B Egypt History 640-1882 Historiography Congresses
B Conference program 1997 (Saint Andrews)
B Historiography (Egypt) Congresses
B Historiography Egypt Congresses
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Summary:"History writing in Islamic Egypt was highly developed and no country in the Middle East has a richer or more impressive tradition. This book is a collection of essays by leading scholars in the field, examining different authors, their works and the intellectual climate in which they flourished. Due prominence is given to the great historians of the Mamluk period (c. 1260-1517) but also to the less well-known writers of Ottoman times. The essays are also enlivened by insights into personalities and customs of the time." "This book will be of interest to historians of the Islamic world in mediaeval and modern times, and to all those who are concerned with history writing as an intellectual discourse."--Jacket
Item Description:"The papers collected in this volume were given at a conference on 'The Historiography of Islamic Egypt' held in the University of St. Andrews, 28 - 31 August, 1997." - Beitr. teilw. engl., teilw. franz
ISBN:9004117946