Education and learning in the early Islamic world
- Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Variorum, c2012.
- Physical description
- xc, 410 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
- Formation of the classical Islamic world ; v. 43.
LA99 .E38 2012
- Unknown LA99 .E38 2012
- Gilliot, Claude.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction-- Part I Pedagogical Tradition: Muslim education, Ignaz Goldziher-- Some aspects of the education of princes at the Abbasid court, Albert Dietrich-- The age structure of medieval Islamic education, Richard W. Bulliet-- Part II Scholarship and Attestation: The Islamic preacher: wa'iz, mudhakkir, qass, Johannes Pedersen-- The scholarly formation of al-Tabari, Claude Gilliot-- The human element between text and reader: the ijaza in Arabic manuscripts, Jan Just Witkam-- Part III Orality and Literacy: The oral transmission of knowledge in traditional Islam, Georges Vajda-- The office of the mustamli in Arabic scholarship, Max Weisweiler-- The etiquette of learning in early Islamic study circle, Christopher Melchert-- Part IV Authorship and Transmission: The use of writing for the preservation of ancient Arabic poetry, F. Krenkow-- Authorship and transmission in unauthored literature: the Ahbar attributed to al-Haytham ibn 'Adi, Stefan Leder-- On the legacy of the classics in the Islamic world, Richard Walzer-- On the transmission of Bukhari's collection of traditions, Johann Fuck-- The introduction of hadith in al-Andalus, Maribel Fierro-- The transmission of knowledge in al-Andalus (up to 300/912), Manuela Marin-- Part V Libraries: Libraries and bibliophiles in the Islamic East, Adolph Grohmann-- Arabic books and libraries in the Umaiyad period, Ruth Stellhorn Mackensen-- The library of al-Hakam II al-Mustansir and the culture of Islamic Spain, David Wasserstein-- Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Studying education and learning in the formative period of Islam is not immediately easy, since the sources for this are relatively late and frequently project backwards to the earlier period the assumptions and conditions of their own day. The studies in this volume have been selected for the critical approaches and methods of their authors, and are arranged under five headings: the pedagogical tradition; scholarship and attestation; orality and literacy; authorship and transmission; and libraries. Together with the editor's introductory essay, they present a broad picture of the beginnings and evolution of education and learning in the Islamic world.
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- Publication date
- edited by Claude Gilliot.
- The formation of the classical Islamic world ; v. 43
- A collection of previously published material, some of which has been translated into English for inclusion in this volume.
- 9780860787174 (hbk.)
- 0860787176 (hbk.)