Poetry and Mysticism in Islam: The Heritage of Rumi

Poetry and Mysticism in Islam: The Heritage of Rumi

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Poetry and Mysticism in Islam: The Heritage of Rumi

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521454766
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/28/2004
Series: Levi Della Vida Symposia Series , #11
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Presentation of award to eleventh recipient, Annemarie Schimmel Georges Sabagh; Introduction Amin Banani; l. Mawlana Rumi: yesterday, today and tomorrow Annemarie Schimmel; 2. Rumi the poet Amin Banani; 3. 'Speech is a ship and meaning the sea': some formal aspects of the ghazal poetry of Rumi J. Christoph Burgel; 4. Rumi and wahdat al-wujud William C. Chittick; 5. Rumi and the problems of theodicy: moral imagination and narrative discourse in a story of the Masnavi Hamid Dabashi; 6. Folk tradition in the Masnavi and theMasnavi in folk tradition Margaret Mills; 7. The fortress of forms: Rumi and Galib Victoria Holbrook; Index.

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