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“Cheap” Monumentality: The Nouveau Literates and Their Texts

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/9780804785327.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter explores the larger phenomenon of nouveau literacy in the texts of the Greek Orthodox Priest, Mikhā’īl Burayk; the Shī`ī agriculturalists of southern Lebanon, Ḥaydar Aḥmad Riḍā ... More


Authority and History: The Genealogy of the Eighteenth-Century Levantine Contemporary Chronicle

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/9780804785327.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter explores the literary and historiographical dimensions of the phenomenon of nouveau literacy. It does this by attempting to answer the question “why is it that all the new historians of ... More


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