Sufism: The Formative Period - The New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys (Paperback)Ahmet T. Karamustafa (author)
Paperback 216 Pages / Published: 12/04/2007
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This book is a comprehensive historical overview of the formative period of Sufism, the major mystical tradition in Islam, from the ninth to the twelfth century CE. Based on a fresh reading of the primary sources and integrating the findings of recent scholarship on the subject, the author presents a unified narrative of Sufism's historical development within an innovative analytical framework. Karamustafa gives a new account of the emergence of mystical currents in Islam during the ninth century and traces the rapid spread of Iraq-based Sufism to other regions of the Islamic world and its fusion with indigenous mystical movements elsewhere, most notably the Malr cultural context
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 337 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 23 mm
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