Triumphal Sun: A Study of the Works of Jalaloddin Rumi

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791416365
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1993
  • Series: Persian Studies Series , #8
  • Pages: 532
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Ehsan Yarshater

Preface

I The Outward Setting
The Historical Background
Biographical Notes
Poetic Tradition, Inspiration, and Form

II Rumi's Imagery
The Sun
The Imagery of Water
The Symbolism of Gardens
Imagery Inspired by Animals
Children in Rumi's Imagery
Imagery from Daily life
The Imagery of Food in Rumi's Poetry
Imagery connected with Diseases
Weaving and Sewing
Divine Calligraphy
Pastimes of the Great
Koranic Imagery
Imagery taken from History and Geography
Imagery taken from Sufi History
The Imagery of Music and Dance

III Rumi's Theology
God and His Creation
Man and his position in Rumi's Work
Mowlana's Prophetology
The Spiritual Ladder
The Story of the Chickpeas
The Idea of Love in Rumi's Work
The Problem of Prayer in Jalaloddin's Work

IV Mowlana* Jalaloddin's Influence in East and West

Notes

Bibliography

Index of Proper Names

Index of images and technical terms

Index of Koranic quotations and Prophetic Traditions

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