Introduction to Traditional Islam by Jean-Louis Michon
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Introduction to Traditional Islam
By Jean-Louis Michon

Introduction to Traditional Islam

Foundations, Art and Spirituality

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Introduction to Traditional Islam by Jean-Louis Michon

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Behind the clamorous headlines of militant and political Islam lies a more serene and cultivated form of traditional Islam, now increasingly under threat from both Islamic fundamentalists and modern secularists. Michon skillfully unveils this lesser-known dimension of the world's second largest religion. Beautifully illustrated throughout, INTRODUCTION TO TRADITIONAL ISLAM is divided into four parts: the traditional Islamic city and its holistic vision of life, which seeks to cater for the body, soul and spirit; the religious message of Islamic art - particularly in calligraphy and psalmody; music and spirituality; and the way of Sufism, the inward or mystical dimension of Islam.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781933316512
ISBN-10: 1933316519
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 202mm x 11mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: World Wisdom Books
Publisher: World Wisdom Books
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jean-Louis Michon

Jean-Louis Michon is a traditionalist French scholar who specialises in Islam in North Africa, Islamic art and Sufism.

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