My Review of Ahmed El Shamsy’s Rediscovering the Islamic Classics – at Reading Religion

At the American Academy of Religion’s Reading Religion site, I have a review up of Ahmed El Shamsy’s Rediscovering the Islamic Classics: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed an Intellectual Tradition (Princeton University Press, 2020). El Shamsy is a marvelous scholar and someone whose work has deeply influenced mine. Nevertheless I have a few disagreements with him, especially about his assessment of postclassical Islamic literature.

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