The Composition Secretary (I): Background and Status

Adrian Gully

in The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print February 2008 | ISBN: 9780748633739
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653133 | DOI:
The Composition Secretary (I): Background and Status

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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

Chapter.  16991 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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