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Poetry and mysticism in Islam : the heritage of Rūmī /
edited by Amin Banani, Richard Hovannisian, and Georges Sabagh.
imprint
New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
description
ix, 204 p. : port.
ISBN
052145476X (hardback)
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imprint
New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
isbn
052145476X (hardback)
general note
Proceedings of the Giorgio Levi Della Vida Conference, held May 8-10, 1987, at the University of California, Los Angeles.
catalogue key
980897
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Review Quotes
"...students and specialists will both benefit from Poetry and Mysticism in Islam .Amir Hussain, MESA Bulletin
"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
"...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
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Maulana Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-1273 AD) was one of the greatest poets and mystics of the Islamic world. This book is an examination of his spiritual and literary heritage. Annemarie Schimmel, the recipient of the Eleventh Giorgio Della Vida Award in Islamic Studies, writes that Bno other mystic and poet from the Islamic world is as well known in the West as Rumit. The scholars who share in her tribute have all added new dimensions to an understanding of Rumi and to his impact on the Islamic world.
Main Description
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.
Main Description
Maulana Jalal al-Din Rumi was one of the greatest poets and mystics of the Islamic world. He was born in Balkh (Korasan) in 1207 AD and died in Konya (Turkey) in 1273 AD. 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 whom 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.
Description for Library
Mawlana Jalal al-Din Rumi (AD 1207-1273) was one of the greatest poets and mystics of the Islamic world. This book is an examination of his spiritual and literary heritage. Annemarie Schimmel, the recipient of the Eleventh Giorgio Della Vida Award in Islamic Studies, writes that 'no other mystic and poet from the Islamic world is as well known in the West as Rumi'. The scholars who share in her tribute have all added new dimensions to an understanding of Rumi and to his impact on the Islamic world.
Table of Contents
Presentation of award to eleventh recipient
Introduction
Mawlana Rumi: yesterday, today and tomorrow
Rumi the poet
'Speech is a ship and meaning the sea': some formal aspects of the ghazal poetry of Rumi
Rumi and wahdat al-wujud
Rumi and the problems of theodicy: moral imagination and narrative discourse in a story of the
Folk tradition in the Masnavi and the Masnavi in folk tradition
The fortress of forms
Index
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