The Mathnawi of Jalalu'ddin Rumi
English Translation v. 4 2nd New edition
Mathnawi of Jalalu'ddin Rumi by Jelaluddin Rumi
Book DescriptionMawlana Jalal al-Din Rumi's great poem, the Mathnawi is one of the best known and most influential works of Muslim mysticism. Nicholson's critical edition is based on the oldest known manuscripts, including the earliest, dated 1278 and preserved in the Mevlana Museum at Konya. It remains the standard text and is provided with diacritical marks to assist the student. The prose translation, similarly, is intended to be an exact and faithful guide to the Persian. The three volumes of English translation can either be bought as a set, or individually; together they comprise a complete translation. Volume 4 comprises a translation of Books III and IV.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780906094099
Classification: Poetry anthologies (various poets) , Literary studies: poetry & poets , Literary studies: classical, early & medieval
Format: Hardback (223mm x 144mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Gibb Memorial Trust
Publisher: Gibb Memorial Trust
Publish Date: 31-Dec-1982
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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edited, with critical notes, translation and commentary by Reynold A. Nicholson
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