Middle Eastern Lives: The Practice of Biography and Self-Narrative

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Martin Kramer
Syracuse University Press, Nov 1, 1991 - Political Science - 182 pages
A dialogue on the role of biography and the interpretation of self-narrative in the Middle East. The dearth of intimate source materials, the discrepancy between public and private personae of Muslim intellectuals and the sense of propriety challenge this genre.
 

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Contents

Traditional Islamic Learning and Ideas
35
Autobiography and Biography
60
Biography and Psychohistory
89
A Response to Critics of
97
History versus Biography
109
A Sampler of Biography
127
Notes
147
Index
161
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