ANNEMARIE SCHIMMEL MYSTICAL DIMENSIONS OF ISLAM PDF

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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.

For more information about Annemarie Schimmel, visit the Author Page. Radiates an elegance of style. Replete not only with the poetic insight of the author but with her unquestioned scholarly mastery over materials from the vast culture-sphere of Islam. Provides far more detail, depth of analysis, breadth of geographical coverage, and sustained clear explication and interpretation of individual topics than can be found in any other survey [of Sufism] in English.

It is more than an historical account of the development of Sufism; it also deals with the cultural manifestations of mysticism in Islam. Progresses historically from the rise of Islam to the modern day, with ample commentary and phenomenological discussion.

The author has read all the mystics in the original, and all the important works by European scholars. Yet this solid scholarship evidenced also by the very full bibliography is completely hidden by a charming and eminently readable style, and by a sureness and lightness of touch which retain the interest of the reader and carry him effortless along. Permissions Information.

Subsidiary Rights Information. Media Inquiries. Religion: World. Islamic Studies. Home Close. View Inside. Kno Inc. Ebooks Corp. 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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Absolutely essential for anyone who wants a genuine idea about Sufi history and practice. This is the book I would put into someone's hands if they were to ask me, "What's the one book I should read to get my head wrapped around Sufism. Along with writing more than eighty books and essays, Schimmel has translated literature from the Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Sindhi languages into German and English. Mystical dimensions of Islam. Annemarie Schimmel. Mystical Dimensions of Islam presents, for the first time, a balanced historical treatment of the transnational phenomenon of Sufism--Islamic mysticism--from its beginnings through the nineteenth century.

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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. For more information about Annemarie Schimmel, visit the Author Page. Radiates an elegance of style.

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