Concepts of Authorship in Pre-Modern Arabic Texts

Faculty/Professorship: Arabic Studies  
Author(s): Behzadi, Lale ; Hämeen-Anttila, Jaakko; Ghersetti, Antonella; Gutas, Dimitri; Görke, Andreas; Belhaj, Abdessamad; Orfali, Bilal; Pomerantz, Maurice; Behmardi, Vahid; Lindstedt, Ilkka; Szombathy, Zoltán
Editors: Behzadi, Lale ; Hämeen-Anttila, Jaakko
Publisher Information: Bamberg : University of Bamberg Press
Year of publication: 2015
Pages: 238
ISBN: 978-3-86309-383-9
Series ; Volume: Bamberger Orientstudien ; 7 
Source/Other editions: Parallel erschienen als Druckausg. in der University of Bamberg Press, 2015 (21,50 EUR)
Language(s): English
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Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivatives 3.0 International 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus4-461817
The objective of the contributions presented in this volume is the investigation of authorship in pre-modern Arabic texts. From several angles and different perspectives it has been asked how the author in his various facets and aspects, and as a principle of organization and guidance, can be traced and understood. The author can be perceived as a historical individual, a singular genius, or a gifted anthologist; he can claim authority or pass it on to others. The author can be invisible, applying textual strategies for steering the reader’s perception and interpretation, trying to leave the reader oblivious to his authorial interference. Although authors can be proud to present their knowledge and their opinions, they can also be reluctant to show themselves and can even disclaim their responsibility, depending on the issue at hand. The contributions gathered in this volume provide a fresh view on the multilayered nature of authorial functions and open up new perspectives on our understanding of the rich and diverse pre-modern Arabic culture and literature.
GND Keywords: Arabisch; Literatur; Autor; Funktion; Geschichte 700-1800
Keywords: مؤلّف, تأليف, arabic literature, مصنّف, الأدب العربي
DDC Classification: 890 Other literatures  
RVK Classification: EN 2620     EN 2915   
Type: Book
Year of publication: 1. April 2016