Table of contents for Al-Jahiz : in praise of books / James E. Montgomery.


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Preface

Part 1: Physiognomy of an Apocalyptic Age
1.1 Cataclysm
1.2 Eristics and Salvation
1.3 A Self-chronicling Society

Part 2 The Book of Living
2.1 The Totalising Work
2.2 The Treatise as Totality
2.3 Parsing Totality
2.4 The Articulation of The Book of Living
2.5 Analogues?

Part 3: The Jahizian Library Under Attack
3.1 Introducing the 'Introduction'
3.2 Translation
3.3 Commentary
3.4 The Argument

Part 4: The Salvific Book
4.1 Biobibliographies
4.2 The Form of the 'Introduction'
4.3 The Enigma of the Addressee
4.4 Invective
4.5 The Cohesiveness of Society
4.6 An Encyclopaedia to Save Society

Part 5: The Architecture of Design
5.1 Governance of the Cosmos
5.2 The Grateful Response, 1
5.3 The Grateful Response, 2
5.4 Obliquity

Part 6: Appreciating Design
6.1 An Eristical Contest
6.2 Translation
6.3 The Argument
6.4 Conclusion

Postface

Appendix: The Praise of Books

Notes
Bibliography
Index



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Jahiz, -- -868 or 869 -- Books and reading.
Books and reading -- Islamic Empire.
Arabic literature -- 750-1258 -- History and criticism.
Islamic Empire -- Intellectual life.
Jahiz, -- -868 or 869. -- Hayawan. -- gnd
Bibliophilie. -- gnd
Literature. -- ukslc