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Writing the battle

Carole Hillenbrand

in Turkish Myth and Muslim Symbol: The Battle of Manzikert

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625727
eISBN:
9780748671359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625727.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the strategies and tropes used by the Arab and Persian chroniclers in the medieval Muslim narratives of the battle of Manzikert, and the didactic purposes for which these ... More


Experts and childcare ‘bibles’: mothers and advice literature

Angela Davis

in Modern Motherhood: Women and Family in England, 1945-2000

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719084553
eISBN:
9781781702109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084553.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter examines how ideas of the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ mother were conveyed to women through the writings of childcare experts. It considers the work of principal authorities on child development who ... More


Introduction: ‘He Rewlis Weill that Weill him self can Gyd’

Joanna Martin and Emily Wingfield

in Premodern Scotland: Literature and Governance 1420-1587

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198787525
eISBN:
9780191829635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787525.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This introductory chapter prefaces the subsequent collection of essays, dedicated to Professor Sally Mapstone. After an overview of the critical field and outline of the importance of kingship and ... More


The Addressee and the Occasion of Writing

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/9780748692743.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Opening with a discussion of the challenges that all writers face in justifying their work to their audience, this chapter suggests how the epistolary frame can often be seen as al-Jāḥiẓ’s creative ... More


Two Manuscripts from South‑western Rūm

Cailah Jackson

in Islamic Manuscripts of Late Medieval Rum, 1270s-1370s: Production, Patronage and the Arts of the Book

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474451482
eISBN:
9781474491372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451482.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Chapter Three discusses two modest manuscripts that were produced for Hamidid beys in the mid-fourteenth century. These manuscripts, both copies of Najm al-Din Razi Daya’s Mirsad al-ʿIbad min ... More


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