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An authoritative but accessible introduction to this important 13th-century historian and mystic poet Rumi, this work concentrates on the social and cultural environment in which he lived and produced his influential works. The book describes the war-torn lives of the people in Asia Minor at the time and states that few figures in history have made an appeal for peace so enlightened that it travelled down the centuries. A selection of passages from Rumi's works is also included, explaining his core philosophy in his own words.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781597841160
ISBN-10: 1597841161
Format: Paperback
(155mm x 230mm x 10mm)
Pages: 135
Imprint: Tughra Books
Publisher: Tughra Books
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Cihan Okuyucu

Cihan Okuyucu is a professor, the head of the department of Turkish literature at Fatih University, and the author of 13 books on Ottoman and Sufi literature. He is also a former cataloguing expert on hand-written manuscripts from the Ottoman era at the famous Suleymaniye Library in Istanbul.