Interpreting the Self

  Acknowledgements

 expand sectionIntroduction

 collapse section1. PART I A Thousand Years of Arabic Autobiography
 expand section CHAPTER ONE  The Fallacy of Western Origins
 collapse sectionCHAPTER TWO The Origins of Arabic Autobiography
 Biographical Traditions: Early Prototypes
 Biographical Writing: Literary Genres
 Sīra (Exemplary Life Story)
 Ṭabaqāt (Biographical Dictionaries)
 Tarjama (Biographical Notice)
 Autobiographical Subgenres
 Other Influences
 Notes
 expand sectionCHAPTER THREE  Toward a History of Arabic Autobiography
 expand sectionCHAPTER FOUR  Arabic Autobiography and the Literary Portrayal of the Self

 collapse section2. PART II Translations
 expand sectionThe Autobiography of Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq
 expand sectionThe Autobiography of al-Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī
 expand sectionThe Autobiography of al-Mu’ayyad fī al-Dīn Hibat Allāh al-Shīrāzī
 expand sectionThe Autobiography of al-‘Imād al-Dīn al-Kātib al-Iṣfahānī
 expand sectionThe Autobiography of ‘Abd al-Laṭīf al-Baghdādī
 expand sectionThe Autobiography of Ibn al-‘Adīm
 expand sectionThe Autobiography of Abū Shāma
 expand sectionThe Autobiography of ‘Alā’ al-Dawla al-Simnānī
 expand sectionThe Autobiography of Fray Anselmo Turmeda, ‘Abd Allāh al-Turjumān
 expand sectionThe Autobiography of Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūṭī
 expand sectionThe Autobiography of al-‘Aydarūs
 expand sectionThe Autobiography of Yūsuf al-Baḥrānī
 expand sectionThe Autobiography of ‘Alī Mubārak
 expand sectionConclusion

 expand sectionAN ANNOTATED GUIDE TO ARABIC AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WRITINGS (NINTH TO NINETEENTH CENTURIES C.E.)
  GLOSSARY
  REFERENCES

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