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Herzog, Thomas (2011). Figuren der Bettler. Asiatische Studien / Etudes Asiatiques, 65(1):65-91.

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This article analyzes the pre-modern Arab discourse on poverty and the poor. Based on a sample of widespread “classical” texts from the “belles-lettres” (adab) and the traditional religious canon, special interest is paid to the discourse on begging and beggars, as it is particularly revealing for our purpose. It turns out that the pre-modern Arab discourse on poverty and begging is highly ambivalent, but more or less marginalizing or valorizing depending on the social milieu (elite vs. “middle class” or “ʿāmma”) of the author(s) of a particular source text, and on whether the latter is moreover a “belles-lettres” or “religious” text.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:Journals > Asiatische Studien / …tudes Asiatiques
Journals > Asiatische Studien / …tudes Asiatiques > Archive > 65 (2011)
Journals > Asiatische Studien / …tudes Asiatiques > Archive > 65 (2011) > 1
DDC:950 History of Asia
Language:German
Date:2011
Deposited On:21 Jun 2011 16:53
Last Modified:24 Nov 2012 00:12
Publisher:Schweizerische Asiengesellschaft / Verlag Peter Lang
ISSN:0004-4717

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