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Al-Jā-hiẓ: In Praise of Books

James Montgomery

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748683321
eISBN:
9780748695072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683321.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book documents and explores a ninth century Muslim thinker’s response to an emergent information technology—widely available books written on rag-paper. By 850, in Baghdad rag-paper books were ... More


The World and All the Things upon It: Native Hawaiian Geographies of Exploration

David A. Chang

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816699414
eISBN:
9781452954417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699414.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

What if we were to understand indigenous people as the active agents of global exploration, rather than the passive objects of that exploration? What could such a new perspective on the project of ... More


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