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Mysticism

  • Sehrengiz, Urban Rituals and Deviant Sufi Mysticism in Ottoman Istanbulby B. Deniz Çalis-Kural

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Examining the urban culture and landscapes of Istanbul through Sehrengiz, a genre of Ottoman poetry written in honor of various cities and provincial towns, this book questions the space culture of the Ottoman world in relation to practices of orthodox and heterodox Islam and imperial politics. The author traces how a sixteenth-century marginal protest... more...

  • Eros the Bittersweetby Anne Carson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The insights presented in the volume are many and wide-ranging, recognizably in tune with the subtlest modern discussions of desire (such as triangulation. or loving what others love), yet offering new solutions to old problems, like the proper interpretation of Plato's Phaedrus. On the frequently discussed effect of literacy on Greek civilization,... more...

  • Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn Arabiby Henry Corbin; Ralph Manheim

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 52.95

    A penetrating analysis of the life and doctrines of the Spanish-born Arab theologian. A penetrating analysis of the life and doctrines of the Spanish-born Arab theologian. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished... more...

  • Myth = Mithyaby Devdutt Pattanaik

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    A decoding of Hindu mythology Hindus have one God. They also have 330 million gods: male gods; female gods; personal gods; family gods; household gods; village gods; gods of space and time; gods for specific castes and particular professions; gods who reside in trees; in animals; in minerals; in geometrical patterns and in man-made objects. Then... more...

  • The Iron Castleby Angus Donald

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    Robin Hood is all that stands between English Normandy and French victory in Angus Donald's most gritty, thrilling novel yet in the bestselling series Outlaw Chronicles more...

  • The Iron Castleby Angus Donald

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 37.56

    Robin Hood is all that stands between English Normandy and French victory in Angus Donald's most gritty, thrilling novel yet in the bestselling series Outlaw Chronicles more...

  • Islamic Myths and Memoriesby Itzchak Weismann; Mark Sedgwick; Ulrika Mårtensson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book brings the theoretical perspectives of myth-making and collective memory to the study of Islam and globalization and to the study of the place of the mass media in the contemporary Islamic resurgence. It explores the annulment of spatial and temporal distance by globalization and by the communications revolution underlying it, and how this... more...

  • Ibn Sina's Remarks and Admonitions: Physics and Metaphysicsby Shams C. Inati

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Al-Isharat wat-Tanbihat (Remarks and Admonitions) is one of the most mature and comprehensive philosophical works of Ibn Sina (Avicenna, 980–1037). Grounded in an exploration of logic (which Ibn Sina described as the gate to knowledge) and happiness (the ultimate human goal), the text illuminates the divine, the human being, and the nature of things... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Imaginary and Mythical Placesby Theresa Bane

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    The heavens and hells of the world's religions and the "far, far away" legends cannot be seen or visited, but they remain an integral part of culture and history. This encyclopedia catalogs more than 800 imaginary and mythological lands from all over the world, including fairy realms, settings from Arthurian lore, and kingdoms found in... more...

  • Meister Eckhartby Matthew Fox

    New World Library 2014; US$ 17.95

    The purpose is to write a reader-friendly book of modest length, a treatment of Meister Eckhart that makes him accessible to the twenty-first century spiritual aspirant with special attention to his deeply ecumenical dimensions (Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Sufism, Indigenous or Shamanism), to women's spirituality (he was active with the Beguine movement... more...