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The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society$
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Adrian Gully

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780748633739

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633739.001.0001

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The Composition Secretary (I): Background and Status

The Composition Secretary (I): Background and Status

(p.72) Chapter 4 The Composition Secretary (I): Background and Status
The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society

Adrian Gully

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter attempts to show how the secretarial profession was viewed in pre-modern Islamic society and how the secretaries have sought to promote their discipline to ensure that it will have an equal footing among other Islamic and humanistic disciplines. It focuses on the influential role of the secretary in the administration of state affairs in accordance with some of the fundamentals of his background and status.

Keywords:   secretarial profession, pre-modern Islamic society, secretary

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