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In Praise of Books: A Cultural History of Cairo's Middle Class, Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century (Hardcover)

Nelly Hanna

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Hardcover. In fine detail, the author explores economic influences on culture during periods of plenty and poverty. She examines the bond between commerce and escalating literacy via the building of .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 219 pages. 0.431. Bookseller Inventory # 9780815630128

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Title: In Praise of Books: A Cultural History of ...

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In fine detail, the author explores economic influences on culture during periods of plenty and poverty. She examines the bond between commerce and escalating literacy via the building of schools, the availability of cheap paper, and the proliferation of books. And she assesses coffeehouses, storytellers, and phantom plays as a principal circuit for the spread of oral middle-class culture. Drawing on published and unpublished sources, she unveils a full-fledged Cairene middle-class culture that bridges the gap between the salons (majalis) of the elite and the common people.

A major contribution to Egypt's cultural record, this book sets a high standard for work on the history of the Middle East.

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Nelly Hanna is professor and chair of the Department of Arabic Studies at the American University of Cairo. She is the author or editor of a number books and articles including Making Big Money in 1600: The Life and Times of Ismail Abu Taqiyya, Egyptian Merchant, also published by Syracuse University Press.

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