By Khaled El-Rouayheb

ISBN-10: 1107042968

ISBN-13: 9781107042964

ISBN-10: 1107617561

ISBN-13: 9781107617568

for far of the 20 th century, the highbrow lifetime of the Ottoman and Arabic-Islamic global within the 17th century used to be overlooked or mischaracterized through historians. Ottomanists quite often observed the 17th century as marking the top of Ottoman cultural florescence, whereas sleek Arab nationalist historians tended to determine it as yet one more century of highbrow darkness lower than Ottoman rule. This booklet is the 1st sustained attempt at investigating a few of the highbrow currents between Ottoman and North African students of the early sleek interval. studying the highbrow construction of the ranks of discovered ulema (scholars) via shut readings of varied treatises, commentaries, and marginalia, Khaled El-Rouayheb argues for a extra textured - and text-centered - realizing of the colourful alternate of rules and transmission of data throughout an enormous expanse of Ottoman-controlled territory.

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