Introduction to Traditional Islam
Foundations, Art and Spirituality
By (author) Jean-Louis Michon
Introduction to Traditional Islam by Jean-Louis Michon
Book DescriptionBehind 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 DetailsISBN: 9781933316512
(254mm x 202mm x 11mm)
Imprint: World Wisdom Books
Publisher: World Wisdom Books
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Presents analyses of seminal examples of Islamic architecture, from Spain and Morocco to Persia and India. This book examines Koranic calligraphy and illumination, arabesque, carpets and rugs, Persian miniatures, and more while making illuminating comparisons with Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist art.
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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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