ISBN 9781107039438,The Power Of Oratory In The Medieval Muslim World

The Power Of Oratory In The Medieval Muslim World

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Cambridge University Press

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9781107039438

ISBN-10 1107039436


Number of Pages 3108 Pages
Language (English)


Power of Oratory in the Medieval Muslim World Oratory and sermons had a fixed place in the religious and civic rituals of pre-modern Muslim societies and were indispensable for transmitting religious knowledge, legitimising or challenging rulers and inculcating the moral values associated with being part of the Muslim community. While there has been abundant scholarship on medieval Christian and Jewish preaching, Linda G. Joness book is the first to consider the significance of the tradition of pulpit oratory in the medieval Islamic world. Traversing Iberia and North Africa from the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries, the book analyses the power of oratory, the ritual juridical and rhetorical features of pre-modern sermons and the social profiles of the preachers and orators who delivered them. The biographical and historical sources, which form the basis of this remarkable study, shed light on different regional practices and the juridical debates between individual preachers around correct performance.

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