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McGregor, Richard J. A.

Overview
Works: 16 works in 47 publications in 4 languages and 986 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator
Classifications: JQ1519.A5, 324.251075
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard J. A McGregor
The case of the animals versus man before the King of the Jinn : a translation from the Epistles of the brethren of purity by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a new English translation of a classic of medieval Islamic learning, which illuminates the intellectual debates of its age and speaks vividly to the concerns of our own. It is the most famous work of the Brethren of Purity, a tenth-century esoteric fraternity based in Basra and Baghdad. In this rich allegorical fable the exploited and oppressed animals pursue a case against humanity. They are granted the gift of speech and presented as subjects with views and interests of their own. Over the course of the hearing they rebuke and criticise human weakness, deny man's superiority, and make powerful demands for greater justice and respect for animals. This sophisticated moral allegory combines elements of satire with a thought-provoking thesis on animal welfare. Goodman and McGregory accompany their translation with an introduction and annotations that explore the rich historical and cultural context to the work
The case of the animals versus man before the King of the Jinn : an Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistle 22 by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Ikhwan al-Safa' (Brethren of Purity), the anonymous adepts of a tenth-century esoteric fraternity based in Basra and Baghdad, hold an eminent position in the history of science and philosophy in Islam due to the wide reception and assimilation of their monumental encyclopaedia, the Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa' (Epistles of the Brethren of Purity). This compendium contains fifty-two epistles offering synoptic accounts of the classical sciences and philosophies of the age; divided into four classificatory parts, it treats themes in mathematics, logic, natural philosophy, psychology, metaphysics, and theology, in addition to didactic fables." "The present volume is the first of this definitive series consisting of the very first critical edition of the Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa' in its original Arabic, with a complete, fully annotated English translation. This epistle, The Case of the Animals versus Man Before the King of the Jinn (Epistle 22), prepared by Professors Lenn E. Goodman and Richard McGregor, is arguably the best known, on account of its prominent ecological fable, which casts the exploited and oppressed animals pursuing a case against humanity."--Jacket
Le développement du soufisme en Égypte à l'époque mamelouke = Taṭawwur al-taṣawwuf fī Miṣr fī al-ʻAṣr al-Mamlūkī = The development of Sufism in Mamluk Egypt by Richard J. A McGregor( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le développement du soufisme en Egypte à l'époque mamelouke [Texte imprimé] = ṭawwur al-taṣawwuf fī Miṣr fī al-ʻaṣr al-mamlūkī = e development of sufism in Mamluk Egypt( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cet ensemble de communications rassemble les travaux de dix-huit chercheurs tous spécialistes du soufisme médiéval. Rédigés en français, anglais et arabe, ces articles apportent un nouvel éclairage à l'Égypte de la période mamelouke (c. 1250-1517). Grâce à un large éventail de perspectives, allant de l'histoire à la topographie, de la poésie à la théologie, l'ouvrage offre une grande richesse d'analyses pénétrant l'univers de la mystique musulmane médiévale. Par leurs contributions personnelles, ces spécialistes, en faisant appel aux plus récentes données littéraires et aux divers champs d'études disponibles, nous livrent une approche incontestablement interdisciplinaire qui vise à refléter les profondeurs tant culturelles qu'intellectuelles du soufisme médiéval égyptien
The Party : the secret world of China's communist rulers by Richard McGregor( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalistiek onderzoek naar de Chinese Communistische Partij en haar rol in de opkomst van China als wereldmacht en rivaal van de Verenigde Staten
A study of sainthood in medieval Islamic Egypt : Muhammad and Aʻlī Wafāʹ by Richard J. A McGregor( )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study explores the concept of sainthood in the medieval Islamic tradition. A close reading of the unexplored writings of two 14th C. mystical thinkers, Muh&dotbelow;ammad and `Ali Wafa', shows the presence of at least three distinct currents of thought regarding sainthood. One has been adopted from the Sufi order of the Shadhiliyya, one from the writings of a 9th C. central Asian mystic al-Tirmidhi, and one from the controversial 13th C. thinker Ibn `Arabi. Our study analyses how our Egyptian writers, Muh&dotbelow;ammad and `Ali Wafa', synthesized and elaborated upon these currents to develop a distinct doctrine of sainthood. Although our writers are to be located firmly within the Sunni tradition, it is significant that they felt free to draw on Shi'ite ideas for the construction of their own theory of the final great saint." --
The Shādhiliyya in Tunis : prayer and brotherhood by Richard J. A McGregor( )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This thesis is concerned with the Shadhiliyya Sufi Order as it is found in Tunis. The work discusses the development of the Order and the role of its central institution (the zawiya) in a modern setting. The largest part deals with the ritual prayer of the Order--in particular the ahzab (s.hizb). In dealing with both the ritual/experiential context, and the literary content and form of the prayers, the intention is to bring to light the significance of the ahzab, and to begin to accord them their proper place in the study of Sufism." --
Epistles of the Brethren of Purity : the case of the animals versus man before the King of the Jinn : an Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistle 22 by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and Arabic and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le soufisme à l'époque ottomane, XVIe-XVIIIe siècle Sufism in the Ottoman Era, 16th-18th century( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epistles of the Brethren of Purity. an Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistle 22( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Asia's reckoning : the struggle for global dominance by Richard McGregor( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The dramatic story of the relationship between the world's three largest economies, one that is shaping the future of us all, by one of the foremost experts on east Asia. For more than half a century, American power in the Pacific has successfully kept the peace. But it has also cemented the tensions in the toxic rivalry between China and Japan, consumed with endless history wars and entrenched political dynasties. Now, the combination of these forces with Donald Trump's unpredictable impulses and disdain for America's old alliances threatens to upend the region, and accelerate the unravelling of the postwar order. If the United States helped lay the postwar foundations for modern Asia, now the anchor of the global economy, Asia's Reckoning will reveal how that structure is now crumbling. With unrivalled access to archives in the US and Asia, as well as many of the major players in all three countries, Richard McGregor has written a tale which blends the tectonic shifts in diplomacy with the domestic political trends and personalities driving them. It is a story not only of an overstretched America, but also of the rise and fall and rise of the great powers of Asia. The confrontational course on which China and Japan have increasingly set themselves is no simple spat between neighbors. And the fallout would be a political and economic tsunami, affecting manufacturing centers, trade routes, and political capitals on every continent
Sanctity and mysticism in medieval Egypt by Richard J. A McGregor( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Notes on the transmission of mystical philosophy : Ibn Arabi according to Abd al-Wahhab al-Sha'rani by Richard J. A McGregor( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Epistles of the brethren of purity : the case of the animals versus man before the King of the Jinn : a translation from the Epistles of the brethren of purity by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sanctity and Mysticism in Medieval Egypt: The Wafā' Sufi Order and the Legacy of Ibn ʻArabī (SUNY series in Islam) by Richard J. A McGregor( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A fourteenth century inheritance of Ibn ʻArabī's hermeneutics : the "Nafāʼis al-ʻirfān" of Muḥammad Wafāʼ by Richard J. A McGregor( )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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