Rulers as Authors in the Islamic World: Knowledge, Authority and Legitimacy (Islamic History and Civilization #213) (Hardcover)

Rulers as Authors in the Islamic World: Knowledge, Authority and Legitimacy (Islamic History and Civilization #213) By Maribel Fierro (Volume Editor), Sonja Brentjes (Volume Editor), Tilman Seidensticker (Volume Editor) Cover Image
By Maribel Fierro (Volume Editor), Sonja Brentjes (Volume Editor), Tilman Seidensticker (Volume Editor)
$174.00
Not On Our Shelves - Available to Order

Description


How widespread was authorship among rulers in the premodern Islamic world? The writings of different types of rulers in different regions and periods are analyzed in this book, from the early centuries in the central lands of Islam to 19th century Sudan. The composition of poetry appears as the most fertile area for authorship among rulers. Prose writings show a wide variety, from astrology to bookmaking, from autobiography to creeds. Some of the rulers made claims to special knowledge, but in all cases authorship played a special role in the construction of the rulers' authority and legitimacy.

Contributors: Ahmed Ibrahim Abushouk, Sean W. Anthony, Mar a Luisa vila+, Teresa Bernheimer, Philip Bockholt, Sonja Brentjes, Christiane Czygan, David Durand-Gu dy, Anne-Marie Edd , Sinem Eryılmaz, Maribel Fierro, Adam Gaiser, Angelika Hartmann+, Livnat Holtzman, Maher Jarrar, Robert S. Kramer, Christian Mauder, Matthew Melvin-Koushki, Letizia Osti, J rgen Paul, Petra Schmidl, Tilman Seidensticker.
Product Details
ISBN: 9789004690608
ISBN-10: 9004690603
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: January 31st, 2024
Pages: 692
Language: English
Series: Islamic History and Civilization