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Cover illustration: Book dealer in Cairo, early twentieth century (Photo by Rudolf Franz Lehnert).

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Names: Behrens-Abouseif, Doris, author.

Title: The book in Mamluk Egypt and Syria (1250-1517) : scribes, libraries and market / by Doris Behrens-Abouseif.

Description: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2018. | Series: Islamic history and civilization : studies and texts ; volume 162 | Includes bibliographical references and index.

Identifiers: LCCN 2018036408 (print) | LCCN 2018041602 (ebook) | ISBN 9789004387058 (ebook) | ISBN 9789004387003 (hardback : alk. paper)

Subjects: LCSH: Books–Egypt–History–400-1450. | Books–Egypt–History–1450-1600. | Books–Syria–History–400-1450. | Books–Syria–History–1450-1600. | Libraries–Egypt–History–400-1400. | Libraries–Egypt–History–1400-1600. | Libraries–Syria–History–400-1400. | Libraries–Syria–History–1400-1600. | Scribes–Egypt–History. | Scribes–Syria–History. | Calligraphers–Egypt–History. | Calligraphers–Syria–History.

Classification: LCC Z8.E4 (ebook) | LCC Z8.E4 B44 2018 (print) | DDC 002.095691–dc23

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ISSN 0929-2403

ISBN 978-90-04-38700-3 (hardback)

ISBN 978-90-04-38705-8 (e-book)

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The Book in Mamluk Egypt and Syria (1250-1517)

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