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The Resource The barber of Damascus : nouveau literacy in the eighteenth-century Ottoman Levant, Dana Sajdi

The barber of Damascus : nouveau literacy in the eighteenth-century Ottoman Levant, Dana Sajdi

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The barber of Damascus : nouveau literacy in the eighteenth-century Ottoman Levant
Title
The barber of Damascus
Title remainder
nouveau literacy in the eighteenth-century Ottoman Levant
Statement of responsibility
Dana Sajdi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is about a barber, Shihab al-Din Ahmad Ibn Budayr, who shaved and coiffed, and probably circumcised and healed, in Damascus in the 18th century. The barber may have been a "nobody, " but he wrote a history book, a record of the events that took place in his city during his lifetime. Dana Sajdi investigates the significance of this book, and in examining the life and work of Ibn Budayr, uncovers the emergence of a larger trend of history writing by unusual authors{8212}people outside the learned establishment{8212}and a new phenomenon: nouveau literacy. The Barber of Damascus offers the first full-length microhistory of an individual commoner in Ottoman and Islamic history. Contributing to Ottoman popular history, Arabic historiography, and the little-studied cultural history of the 18th century Levant, the volume also examines the reception of the barber's book a century later to explore connections between the 18th and the late 19th centuries and illuminates new paths leading to the Nahda, the Arab Renaissance."--
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Provided by Publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sajdi, Dana
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Budayrī, Aḥmad
  • Barbers
  • Arabic prose literature
  • Literature and society
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
Label
The barber of Damascus : nouveau literacy in the eighteenth-century Ottoman Levant, Dana Sajdi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The disorders of a new order : the Levant in the long 18th-century -- A barber at the gate : a social and intellectual biography -- "Cheap" monumentality : the nouveau literates and their texts -- Authority and history : the genealogy of the Levantine 18th-century contemporary chronicle -- A room of his own : the "history" of the barber of Damascus -- Cutting the barber's tale : the afterlives of a history -- Conclusion : from nouveau literacy to print journalism
Control code
FIEb17453604
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 293 pages
Isbn
9780804785327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)828265157
Label
The barber of Damascus : nouveau literacy in the eighteenth-century Ottoman Levant, Dana Sajdi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The disorders of a new order : the Levant in the long 18th-century -- A barber at the gate : a social and intellectual biography -- "Cheap" monumentality : the nouveau literates and their texts -- Authority and history : the genealogy of the Levantine 18th-century contemporary chronicle -- A room of his own : the "history" of the barber of Damascus -- Cutting the barber's tale : the afterlives of a history -- Conclusion : from nouveau literacy to print journalism
Control code
FIEb17453604
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 293 pages
Isbn
9780804785327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)828265157

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