The Heritage of Sufism
Classical Persian Sufism from its Origins to Rumi (700-1300) Volume 1
Edited by Leonard Lewisohn
Heritage of Sufism by Leonard Lewisohn
Book DescriptionThe first volume in a three-volume set, this is a study of the rise of Persian Sufi spirituality and literature in Islam during the first six Muslim centuries. This collection of 24 essays covers the key achievements of the Muslim intellectual and cultural tradition in history, mysticism, philosophy and poetry. It demonstrates the positive role played by Sufi thinkers during this period. The subjects covered include: Sufi masters and schools; literature and poetry; spiritual chivalry; divine love; Persian Sufi literature - Rumi and 'Attar.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781851681884
(216mm x 140mm x 39mm)
Imprint: Oneworld Publications
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publish Date: 24-Jun-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Mawlana Rumi Review is an annual review on the legacy of Jalal al-Din Rumi (d.1273). It contains articles, translations and book reviews on Rumi's story-telling, poetry, and metaphysics, as well as the heritage of Rumi's thought in modern and medieval literary history, the interpretation of his works and literary translations of his poetry.
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Author Biography - Leonard Lewisohn
Leonard Lewisohn is a Research Associate at the Centre of Near and Middle Eastern Studies at SOAS, University of London, and is Outreach Coordinator at the Department of Academic Research at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, where he also teaches Persian. His specialist areas include Persian literature and poetry, Sufism, Middle Easters and Islamic Studies. His previous books include Beyond Faith and Infidelity: the Sufi Poetry and Teachings of Mahmud Shabistari.
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