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Philosophical Allegories and Mystical Treatises (Used)

by Suhrawardi

Publisher: Mazda Publications

Binding: Paperback

Book ID: 9781568590912, 1568590911

Description

1999: xxxiii+247,6 x 9,glossary,bibl..

A Parallel Persian-English Text. Edited and Translated with an Introduction.

Shihabuddin Suhrawardi (Sohravardi in Persian), known as maqtul (killed) because he was executed in Aleppo in 1191, is a figure of major importance in the development of Iranian and Islamic philosophical mysticism. In this volume, nine of his short symbolic treatises of mixed mystical and philosophical contents are presented in a bilingual edition with the original Persian and an annotated English translation,together with an introduction to Suhrawardi’s thought. The founder and master of the Illuminationist (Ishraq) school of philosophy, Suhrawardi treats the path to mystical truth both as an outward journey through the macrocosm of the universe and as an inner journey through the microcosm of the individual.

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