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ʻAṭṭār and the Persian Sufi tradition : the art of spiritual flight /
edited by Leonard Lewisohn and Christopher Shackle.
imprint
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; London : In association with The Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2006.
description
xxvii, 355 p., [12] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1845111486 (hbk.), 9781845111489 (hbk.)
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imprint
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; London : In association with The Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2006.
isbn
1845111486 (hbk.)
9781845111489 (hbk.)
contents note
`Attar, Sufism and Ismailism / Hermann Landolt -- Of scent and sweetness / Husayn Ilahi-Ghomshei -- Narratology and realities in the work of `Attar / Muhammad Este'Lami -- Sufi saints and sainthood in `Attar's Tadhkirat al-awliya' / Shahram Pazouki -- Words and deeds / Paul Losensky -- Blessed perplexity / Lucian Stone -- Flight of the birds /; Fatemeh Keshavarz -- Illustrating `Attar / Michael Barry -- Representations of `Attar in the West and in the East / Christopher Shackle -- Some remarks on forms and functions of repetitive structures in the epic poetry of `Attar / Johann Christoph Bürgel -- Didactic style and self-criticism in `Attar / Muhammad Isa Waley -- "Without us, from us we're safe" / Leili Anvar-Chenderoff -- Sufi symbolism in the Persian hermeneutic tradition / Leonard Lewisohn -- Mystical quest and oneness in the Mukhtar-nama attributred to Farid al Din `Attar / Eve Feuillebois-Pierunek -- On losing one's head / Carl W. Ernst.
general note
Published in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies.
catalogue key
6073257
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 344-348) and index.
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Farid al-Din 'Attar (d. 1221) was the principal Muslim religious poet of the second half of the twelfth century. Best known for his masterpiece Mantiq al-tayr, or The Conference of Birds, his verse is still considered to be the finest example of Sufi love poetry in the Persian language after that of Rumi. This volume is the most comprehensive survey of 'Attar's literary works to date, and situates his poetry and prose within the wider context of the Persian Sufi tradition. Sixteen scholars from North America, Europe and Iran illustrate, from a variety of critical perspectives, the full range of 'Attar's monumental achievement.
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Farid al-Din 'Attar (d. 1221) was the principal Muslim religious poet of the second half of the twelfth century. Best known for his masterpiece Mantiq al-tayr, or The Conference of Birds, his verse is still considered to be the finest example of Sufi love poetry in the Persian language after that of Rumi. This volume is the most comprehensive survey of 'Attar's literary works to date, and situates his poetry and prose within the wider context of the Persian Sufi tradition. Sixteen scholars from North America, Europe and Iran illustrate, from a variety of critical prespectives, the full range of 'Attar's monumental achievement.
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Farid al-Din 'Attar (d. 1221) was the principal Muslim religious poet of the second half of the twelfth century. Best known for his masterpiece Mantiq al-tayr, or The Conference of Birds, his verse is still considered to be the finest example of Sufi love poetry in the Persian language after that of Rumi. This volume is the most comprehensive survey of 'Attar's literary works to date, and situates his poetry and prose within the wider context of the Persian Sufi tradition. Sixteen scholars from North America, Europe and Iran illustrate, from a variety of critical perspectives, the full range of 'Attar's monumental achievement. They show why and how 'Attar's poetical work, as well as his mystical doctrines, wielded such influence over the whole of Persian Sufism. They also shed light on why the epics and lyrics which declare his radical theology of love are still known by heart and sung by minstrels throughout Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and wherever Persian is spoken or understood.
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Farid al-Din 'Attar was the principal Muslim religious poet of the second half of the 12th century. He is best known for his masterpiece 'Mantiq al-tayr'. This book features contributions by 16 scholars from America, Europe and Iran, which illustrate the full range of 'Attar's monumental achievement.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
List of Contributors
A Note on Transliteration
List of Abbreviations
Introduction and Acknowledgements
Prose of the Spirit: .A..ar and the Persian Sufi Tradition Farid al-Din .A..ar, Sufism and Ismailism
Of Scent and Sweetness: .A..ar and his Legacy in Rumi, Shabistari and .afi.
Narratology and Realities in the Work of .A..ar
Sufi Saints and Sainthood in .A..ar's Tadhkirat al-awliya
Message and Structure in .A..ar's Tadhkirat al-awliya
Attar's Conference of the Birds `Blessed Perplexity': The Topos of .ayrat in .A..ar's Man.iq al-.ayr
Flight of the Birds: the Poetic Animating the Spiritual in .A..ar's Man.iq al-.ayr
Illustrating .A..ar: A Pictorial Meditation by Master .abibu'llah of Mashhad in the Tradition of Master Bihzad of Heart
Representations of .A..ar in the West and in the East: Translations of the Man.iq al-.ayr and the Tale of Shaykh .an`an
The Poetics of Passion: .Attar's Lyric and Epic Poetry: Forms and the Functions of Repetitive Structures in the Epic Poetry of .A..ar
Didactic Style and Self-criticism in .A..ar
`Without us, from us we are safe': Self and Selflessness in the Divan of .A..ar
Sufi Symbolism and the Persian Hermeneutic Tradition: Reconstructing the Pagoda of .A..ar's Esoteric Poetics
Spiritual Wayfaring in .A..ar's Mukhtar-nama
On Losing One's Head: Radical .allajian motifs in works attributed to .A..ar
The Tale of the Chaste Woman from the Ilahi-nama of .A..ar
Afterword: `She is Mirour of alle Curteisye': The Chaste Woman in Chaucer and .A..ar
Bibliography
Index of Places, Names, Terms and Koranic
References
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