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Mystical Dimensions of Islam
     

Mystical Dimensions of Islam

by Annemarie Schimmel, Carl W. Ernst (Foreword by)
 

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Thirty-five years after its original publication, Mystical Dimensions of Islam still stands as the most valuable introduction to Sufism, the main form of Islamic mysticism. This edition brings to a new generation of readers Annemarie Schimmel's historical treatment of the transnational phenomenon of Sufism, from its beginnings through the nineteenth century.

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Thirty-five years after its original publication, Mystical Dimensions of Islam still stands as the most valuable introduction to Sufism, the main form of Islamic mysticism. This edition brings to a new generation of readers Annemarie Schimmel's historical treatment of the transnational phenomenon of Sufism, from its beginnings through the nineteenth century.

Schimmel's sensitivity and deep understanding of Sufism—its origins, development, and historical context—as well as her erudite examination of Sufism as reflected in Islamic poetry, draw readers into the mood, the vision, and the way of the Sufi. In the foreword, distinguished Islam scholar Carl W. Ernst comments on the continuing vitality of Schimmel's book and the advances in the study of Sufism that have occurred since the work first appeared.

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"Mystical Dimensions of Islam, from its first appearance in 1975, has become the standard English-language handbook on the subject of Sufism. . . . No scholar in the last half of the twentieth century had a greater impact on the study of Islamic mysticism than Annemarie Schimmel."—Carl W. Ernst, from the foreword

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ISBN-13:
9780807899762
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
08/08/2011
Edition description:
35th Anniversary Edition
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
872,061
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

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Mystical Dimensions of Islam, from its first appearance in 1975, has become the standard English-language handbook on the subject of Sufism. . . . No scholar in the last half of the twentieth century had a greater impact on the study of Islamic mysticism than Annemarie Schimmel.--Carl W. Ernst, from the foreword

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Annemarie Schimmel (1922-2003) was a renowned German scholar of Islam and author of eighty books, including And Muhammad Is His Messenger: The Veneration of the Prophet in Islamic Piety and A Two-Colored Brocade: The Imagery of Persian Poetry.

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