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  • Tales from the Masnaviby A. J Arberry

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95

    The Masnavi of Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-1273), a massive poem of some 25,000 rhyming couplets, by common consent ranks among the world's greatest masterpieces of religious literature. The material which makes up the Masnavi is divisible into two different categories: theoretical discussion of the principal themes of Sufi mystical life and doctrine,... more...

  • Aspects of Islamic Civilizationby A J Arberry

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Originally published in 1964, this volume gathers together extracts from many of Arberry?s best-known works and supplements them with a selection of previously unpublished translations. The material therefore presents a vivid picture of the richness and variety of Islamic civilization from its origins to the late twentieth century. more...

  • Discourses of Rumiby A.J Arberry

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 72.95

    Reprint of the 1961 classic study of the discourses of the founder of the order of Whirling Dervishes. more...

  • Fifty Poems of Hafizby A.J Arberry

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 51.95

    Translation of a selection of poems from one of the world's greatest lyric poets. First published 1947. more...

  • Moorish Poetryby A.J. Arberry

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 55.95

    Seven hundred and fifty years ago, this anthology of small masterpieces of renowned Moorish poets from Muslim Spain, North Africa and Sicily was compiled by Ibn Sa'id al-Andalusi, a native of Southern Spain. The text has been translated into rhymed English verses with an Introduction explaining the conventions of Arabic literature within which these... more...

  • The Holy Koranby A.J. Arberry

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    Despite being revered as the Holy Book by Muslims throughout the world, the Koran is the least known and least understood in the West of all the great religious books. In this volume A J Arberry examines this paradox and explains the qualities of the Koran which have made it acceptable to so many people. The selections have been chosen and arranged... more...

  • Revelation and Reason in Islamby A.J. Arberry

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    Originally published in 1957. The "Scholastic Problem" was the focus of much debate in Islam for some centuries before it became the chief crux of learned discussion in medieval Christianity. When originally published this volume was the first survey of the subject to appear in English. It reviews the conflict within Islam between Revelation and... more...

  • Sufismby A.J. Arberry

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    Originally published in 1950.Thinkers such as Ghazali and Ibn `Arabi, poets such as Ibn al-Farid, Rumi, Hafiz and Jami were greatly inspired by the lives and sayings of the early Sufis. This book was the first short history of Sufism to be published in any language, illustrating the development of its doctrines with numerous quotations from literature.... more...

  • A Sufi Martyrby A.J. Arberry

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    Originally published in 1969. This volume was composed by an eminent Sufi mystic whilst in prison in Baghdad, awaiting execution, in a vain attempt to overthrow his sentence; he was put to death in AD 1311 at the age of 33. This apologia is a document of great poignancy, composed in most elegant Arabic and translated with the customary skill... more...

  • The Mystical Poems of Rumi 1by Jalal al Din Rumi; A. J. Arberry

    University of Chicago Press 1974; US$ 14.00

    Rumi, who wrote and preached in Persia during the thirteenth century, was inspired by a wandering mystic, or dervish, named Shams al-Din. Rumi's vast body of poetry includes a lengthy poem of religious mysticism, the Mathnavi, and more than three thousand lyrics and odes. A.J. Arberry, who selected four hundred of the lyrics for translation, calls... more...