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Poetry and Mysticism in Islam: The Heritage of Rumi - Levi Della Vida Symposia 11 (Hardback)
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Poetry and Mysticism in Islam: The Heritage of Rumi - Levi Della Vida Symposia 11 (Hardback)

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Hardback 216 Pages / Published: 25/08/1994
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Mawlana Jalal al-Din Rumi was one of the greatest poets and mystics of the Islamic world. He was born in Balkh (Korasan) in AD 1207 and died in Konya (Turkey) in AD 1273. This book is an examination of his spiritual and literary heritage. As Annemarie Schimmel, the recipient of the Eleventh Giorgio Della Vida Award in Islamic Studies, has written, 'no other mystic and poet from the Islamic world is as well known in the West as Rumi', and she, more than any Western scholar, is his most celebrated and eloquent interpreter. The scholars who Professor Schimmel has invited to share in her tribute have all added new dimensions to an understanding of Rumi and to his impact on the Islamic world.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521454766
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"...effectively convinces the reader of the aesthetic beauty existent in the writings of Mawlana Jalal al Din Rumi and whets the appetite for more of the lyrical mystic's wisdom." Chris Muehlenberg, Digest of Middle East Studies
"This is a useful addition to the literature on Rumi, especially since most of the articles try in one way or another to deal with topics of relative importance for understanding the poet." Iranian Studies
"Students of Persian mystical poetry will enjoy these individual pieces....careful study of his writings remain timely." John Renard, Journal of the American Oriental Society
"...students and specialists will both benefit from Poetry and Mysticism in Islam . Amir Hussain, MESA Bulletin

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