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A Room of His Own: The “History” of the Barber of Damascus

Dana Sajdi

in The Barber of Damascus: Nouveau Literacy in the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Levant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785327
eISBN:
9780804788281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785327.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter is a literary exploration of the barber, Ibn Budayr's, chronicle. While his text is a “history” (tārīkh), it is heavily informed by the genre of the oral popular epic (sīra). Ibn ... More


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