The calligraphic state : textual domination and history in a Muslim society

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Chap. 1 - Geneoligies of the text This chapter deals with the way texts in the Muslim world ultimately derived their authority from the Kuran, through a carefully documented chain of scholars, elaborating and transmitting knowledge from generation to generation. Disagreement and dispute were to be found in the space between the divine word of God, and the texts composed by people.

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  • Brinkley Morris Messick

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