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In the Garden of Myrtles

Studies in Early Islamic Mysticism

In the Garden of Myrtles( )
Author: Andrae, Tor
Andrae, Staffan
Translator: Sharpe, Birgitta
Foreword by: Schimmel, Annemarie
Introduction by: Sharpe, Eric
ISBN:978-0-88706-523-1
Publication Date:Aug 1987
Publisher:State University of New York Press
Imprint:Suny Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $39.50
Book Description:

Here are the early Sufis themselves. Here are their ascetic practices; their attitudes toward women and marriage, toward food and drink, and toward music and poetry; and here is their ecstatic experience. This is a study in holiness and the love of God, but it is even more a study of men and women overcome by that holiness and love, and locked in the paradox of loving a God who makes vast demands on them. The early Sufis were not seeking consolation. Who they were and what they were...
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Book Details
Pages:182
Detailed Subjects: Religion / Mysticism
Author Biography
Andrae, Tor (Author)
Annemarie Schimmel was born in Erfurt, Germany on April 7, 1922 and attended the University of Berlin and the University of Marburg.

Schimmel has taught at the University of Ankara in Turkey, Harvard University, and Bonn University.

Along with writing more than eighty books and essays, Schimmel has translated literature from the Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Sindhi languages into German and English. She was honored on her 75th birthday by having the Annemarie Schimmel Chair for Indo-Muslim Culture established at Bonn University.

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