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Author Ayalon, Ami.
Title The Arabic Print Revolution : Cultural Production and Mass Readership.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016.

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Description 1 online resource (238 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject Printing, Arabic -- History -- 19th century.
Books and reading -- Middle East -- History -- 19th century.
Book industries and trade -- Middle East -- History -- 19th century.
Middle East -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Middle East.
1800-1899
Genre History.
Contents Cover; Half-title page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction; The Question of Genesis; The "Late Début": Opting for the Sidelines?; Another Explanation: Printing Redundant; 1 The Formative Phase of Arab Printing: A Historical Overview; Change Top-Down: Mehmet ᶜAlī's Print Shops; Enterprise from Below in Beirut and Mount Lebanon; Center and Periphery; 2 Printers and Publishers; Authors as Publishers; Publishing Popularized; More Entrepreneurs, Sponsors, and Contractors; 3 Books, Journals, Cartes de Visite; Much More of the Familiar Same
Printed InnovationsPious Printing; 4 Diffusion Channels; Booksellers and Bookshops; Libraries and Reading Rooms; 5 Advancing Circulation; New Conduits: Mail Delivery and Distribution Agents; Advertising; Creative Endeavors: Yūsuf al#x84;-Shalfūn#x84; and His "Book of the Month" Club; Subscription; 6 Reading and Readers; Exploring Reading in the Middle East; The Emergence of Arab Readership: The "Inner Circle"; Entering a World of Reading; 7 Reading in Public; Self-Reading in Public: Café Reading; Collective Reading Aloud; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Summary Ayalon explores the birth of Arab printing, publishing, dissemination methods, and mass readership during the formative phase from 1800 to 1914.
Other Title Print version: Ayalon, Ami. Arabic Print Revolution : Cultural Production and Mass Readership. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2016 9781107149441