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Author Sajdi, Dana, author
Title The barber of Damascus : nouveau literacy in the eighteenth-century Ottoman Levant / Dana Sajdi
Imprint Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2013]
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DS97.6.B83 S158 2013    AVAILABLE    30530001189208
Descript xv, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-280) and index
The disorders of a new order : the Levant in the long eighteenth century -- A barber at the gate : a social and intellectual biography -- "Cheap" monumentality : the nouveau literates and their texts -- Authority and history : the genealogy of the eighteenth century Levantine contemporary chronicle -- A room of his own : the "history" of the barber of Damascus -- Cutting the barber's tale : the afterlives of a history -- Conclusion : from nouveau literacy to print journalism
Subject Budayrī, Aḥmad, active 18th century
Barbers -- Syria -- Damascus -- Biography
Arabic prose literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism
Literature and society -- Middle East -- History -- 18th century
Middle East -- Intellectual life -- 18th century
Middle East -- History -- 18th century -- Historiography
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