Conermann, Stephan (Hrsg.): Mamluk historiography revisited - narratological perspectives. Göttingen: V&R unipress GmbH, 2018. In: Conermann, Stephan (Hrsg.): Mamluk Studies, 15.
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editor = {{Stephan Conermann}},
title = {Mamluk historiography revisited - narratological perspectives},
publisher = {V&R unipress GmbH},
year = 2018,
series = {Mamluk Studies},
volume = 15,
note = {This volume discusses Mamluk historical texts with an emphasis on literary/stylistic analysis, basically ignoring issues of ‘factuality’ versus ‘fictivity’. None of the authors set out to write ‘fiction’; nor would their audience have received their accounts as such. The events depicted were a matter of historical record; but their meaning was geared both to contemporary and to general concerns. The fact of telling them is part and parcel of the historian’s task; the means of telling them has to do with the historian’s choice of style; and style is all-important in conveying meaning. Were these accounts not considered ‘true’, the purpose behind their telling and the meaning they convey, would, arguably, be lost; but were they not told in the most effective manner, their meaning might not be clearly grasped.},
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