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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gathers together extracts from many of Arberry?s best-known works and supplements them with a selection of previously unpublished translations.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...

  • Routledge Revivals: Oriental Essays (1960)by A. J. Arberry

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    First published in 1960, this work describes the lives and labours of six great scholars - Simon Ockley, Sir William Jones, E. W. Lane, E. H. Palmer, E.G. Browne and R. A Nicholson. These men were devoted to building a bridge between the peoples and cultures of Europe and Asia. To these biographical essays, Arberry has added a short autobiography... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: More Tales from the Masnavi (1963)by A. J. Arberry

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    First published in 1963, this work puts into clear and rhythmical English one hundred stories and apologues of the Masnavi of Rumi. Composed over a period of many years during the thirteenth century, as a manual of instruction and initiation into spiritual life, the Masnavi has long been acclaimed the greatest mystical epic of Islam. The tales... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: The Romance of the Rubáiyát (1959)by A. J. Arberry

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    First published in 1959, this reprint of the first edition of Edward FitzGerald?s translation of the Rubáiyát is accompanied by an introduction and notes by A J Arberry, one of Britain?s most distinguished Orientalist scholars. The Rubáiyát is a selection of poems written in Persian attributed to Omar Khayyám. The work will be of interest to... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: Scheherezade (1953)by A. J. Arberry

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    First published in 1953, this translation of part of the Arabian Nights by A. J. Arberry offers four famous stories in modern idiom: Aladdin, Judar, Aboukir and Abousir, and the Amorous Goldsmith. The introduction provides a brief analysis of earlier translations of the tales and explains their value as indicators of the society in which they were... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: Classical Persian Literature (1958)by A. J. Arberry

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    First published in 1958, this work by one of Britain?s most celebrated Orientalist scholars, tells the story of the rebirth of national literature in Persia after the fall of the S?s?nian empire in the seventh century. It traces the course of this literature?s development and full maturity from the ninth century to the end of the fifteenth 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...