Social Life under the Abbasids

By Muhammad Manazir Ahsan and edited and revised by Shawkat M. Toorawa, with a foreword by Julia Bray

 

Some thirty years have passed since the original publication of M. M. Ahsan's Social Life Under the Abbasids, but it remains an invaluable resource for the study of the material culture of Abbasid life in the ninth and tenth centuries. Ahsan arranges his material thematically—costume, food, housing, hunting, indoor and outdoor games, and festivities and festivals. Moreover, that arrangement together with the eclectic mix of citations, also give readers a taste of what it is like to browse through the many kinds of adab works that are Ahsan's main sources, including, among numerous others, anecdotal, biographical, culinary, geographical, and literary texts.

Social Life under the Abbasids

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    RAIS vol. 6

    ca. 300 pages

    7x10 inches

    ISBN 978-1-937040-68-0 (paperback)

    TBD 2021

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