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Faulting Misers in the Introduction to Kitaˉb al-Bukhalaˉʾ

Thomas Hefter

in The Reader in al-Jāḥiẓ: The Epistolary Rhetoric of an Arabic Prose Master

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748692743
eISBN:
9781474400961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692743.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on the introduction of al-Jāḥiẓ’s masterpiece of social satire, K. al-Bukhalāʾ (The Book of Misers), which is one of his richest and most elaborate uses of the letter frame and ... More


The Reader in al-Jāḥiẓ: The Epistolary Rhetoric of an Arabic Prose Master

Thomas Hefter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748692743
eISBN:
9781474400961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692743.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The ninth century essayist, theologian and encyclopedist ‘Amr b. Baḥr al-Jāḥiẓ is one of our richest sources on the intellectual and social life of the early centuries of Islam. He has long been ... More


Passive Addressee and Critical Reader in the Abū al-ʿĀṣ/Ibn al-Tawʾam Debate

Thomas Hefter

in The Reader in al-Jāḥiẓ: The Epistolary Rhetoric of an Arabic Prose Master

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748692743
eISBN:
9781474400961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692743.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The final chapter looks at an exchange of pseudonymous letters between an advocate of limitless generosity and a proponent of extreme miserliness in a later section of Kitāb al-Bukhalā’. While both ... More


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