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The Composition Secretary (I): Background and Status

Adrian Gully

in The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633739
eISBN:
9780748653133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633739.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter attempts to show how the secretarial profession was viewed in pre-modern Islamic society and how the secretaries have sought to promote their discipline to ensure that it will have an ... More


The Power of the Pen and the Primacy of Script

Adrian Gully

in The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633739
eISBN:
9780748653133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633739.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

While the rich oral tradition of Arab and Islamic society will never be totally replaced, there came a point in Islamic society when the written word assumed increasing significance and influence. ... More


Introduction

Lawrence Stone

in Broken Lives: Separation and Divorce in England, 1660-1857

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202547
eISBN:
9780191675393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202547.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter presents historical background on separation and divorce in pre-modern society and various legal or judicial processes involved in marriage and divorce. It introduces the case studies of ... More


Dangerous Talk: Scandalous, Seditious, and Treasonable Speech in Pre-Modern England

David Cressy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199564804
eISBN:
9780191701917
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564804.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This book, filled with insults through the ages, is the full history of scurrilous political speech. Giving a voice to those gossips, rumourmongers and traitors, usually left out of history, this ... More


Performance Narratives and the Mughal Factor

Kumkum Chatterjee

in The Cultures of History in Early Modern India: Persianization and Mughal Culture in Bengal

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195698800
eISBN:
9780199080243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195698800.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

Like most pre-modern societies, Bengal produced a large literature that was mostly performative. These narratives, written in rhyming verse, had a textual dimension but they were written for ... More


Her Season of Lasts: Traditional, Seasonal, Communal Rituals

Denise Carson

in Parting Ways: New Rituals and Celebrations of Life's Passing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251083
eISBN:
9780520949416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251083.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

People often celebrate a person's firsts—the first cry, the first word, the first step, the first birthday. Thoughts about a person's lasts are often reflections rather than plans of action. This ... More


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