An Introduction to the History of Sufism.  
  The Sir Abdullah Suhrawardy Lectures for 1942 by Arthur J. Arberry.  

 
Author Arberry, Arthur J. [John]
Place of Publication New Delhi
Publication Name Orient Longman
Year 1992
Language(s) English
Description
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.
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