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The 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 Details

ISBN: 9781851681884
ISBN-10: 1851681884
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 39mm)
Pages: 708
Imprint: Oneworld Publications
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publish Date: 24-Jun-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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