Selected Poems from the Dīvāni Shamsi Tabrīz by NicholsonSelected Poems from the Dīvāni Shamsi Tabrīz by Nicholson

Selected Poems from the Dīvāni Shamsi Tabrīz


Paperback | September 30, 1977

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The Dīvāni Shamsi Tabrīz is a masterpiece of Persian literature and a classic work in the history of Sūfiism. With his Masnavī it is one of the key writings of the renowned mystic poet Jalālu 'ddīn Rūmī (1207-1273). Professor Nicholson's English translation of selected poems from the Dīvān of Rūmī was first published in 1898, and is often credited as being the best-known version in a European language. It is suitable for scholars and students of Persian literature and for all those interested in the mystical literature of Islam. The Persian text is printed with facing English translations, and there are copious notes, a lengthy introduction, appendices and indices.
Title:Selected Poems from the Dīvāni Shamsi TabrīzFormat:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.87 inPublished:September 30, 1977Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521292174

ISBN - 13:9780521292177

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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Authorship of the Dīvān; 2. Jalālu 'ddīn Rūmī; 3. Shamsi Tabrīz; 4. The Spiritual Director; 5. Jalālu 'ddīn and Shamsi Tabrīz; 6. Sūfiism in Persian poetry. Development of Sūfiism; 7. The doctrines of Jalālu 'ddīn and Plotinus; 8. Criticism of the Dīvān; 9. Editions and Manuscripts of the Dīvān; Addenda and corrigenda; Selected poems; Notes; Appendices; Indices.