The Sir Abdullah Suhrawardy Lectures for 1942 by Arthur J. Arberry.
Arberry, Arthur J. [John]
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RARE short history of the progress of Sufi studies in Europe since the end of the 18th-century with suggestions for future work in the form of three lectures by Arthur John Arberry (1905-1969), an eminent British orientalist, whose translation of the Qur`an into English (`The Koran Interpreted`) is one of the most prominent written by a non-Muslim scholar, held in esteem both by academics and English-speaking Muslim clerics. Arberry was one of the leading scholars of Sufism as well, and is notable for introducing Rumi`s works to the west through his selective translations, and for his authoritative concise `Sufism: An Account of the Mystics of Islam`. His `Introduction to the History of Sufism` comprises three lectures: 1) Beginnings of Sufi Studies in Europe; 2) Second Phase: Goldziher to Massignon; 3) Present and Future of Sufi Studies. 185x125mm. XX+84 pages. Black cloth Hardcover with dust-jacket. White lettering on spine. Jacket rubbed. Jacket edges slightly worn; rear bottom edge partly taped. Spine edges bumped. Previous owner`s stamp on front whitepage. Pages 51-54 coming loose from binding. Pages yellowing. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare concise history of Sufi studies from the beginning to 1940s by one of the leading authorities in the field, is in good condition.