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Arberry, A. J. (Arthur John) 1905-1969

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Works: 569 works in 2,360 publications in 11 languages and 28,720 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Lyric poetry  Bio-bibliography  Prayers and devotions  Sources  Commentaries  Anecdotes  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Creator, Annotator, Composer, Compiler, Recipient, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: BP109, 297
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Most widely held works about A. J Arberry
 
Most widely held works by A. J Arberry
The Koran interpreted by A. J Arberry( Book )

124 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in English and Arabic and held by 2,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English translation of the Muslim holy book portrays the spirit, rather than the exact context and rhythm, of the original Arabic text
Rumi : the big red book : the great masterpiece celebrating mystical love and friendship by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī( Book )

64 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jalal al-din Rumi (1207-73), Persian Muslim poet, theologian, and mystic, wrote poems acclaimed through the centuries for their powerful spiritual images, which often describe Rumi's love for God in romantic or erotic terms. Many of his lyrics and odes came to him while he was in a religiously inspired trance. These four hundred poems, selected and annotated by renowned Rumi scholar A.J. Arberry, are the most comprehensive and reliable translations available. - from back cover
Aspects of Islamic civilization as depicted in the original texts by A. J Arberry( Book )

42 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present volume is not intended as a competitor with Brockelmann and Hitti, Gibb and von Grunebaum, Rosenthal and Lewis, Levi-Provençal and Spuler and Gabrieli-to name but a few of the brilliant historians whose writings have done so much to recover and reinterpret the record. Its scope is at once more modest and, in a certain way, more fundamental. This book is a series of documents illustrating the development of Islamic civilization, texts translated from the languages in which they were originally composed by famous protagonists of that culture. The intention is to present a panorama of Muslim life and thought and achievement as depicted from within. The translations, a considerable part of which has not been published hitherto, are all the work of a single scholar and represent the gleanings of more than thirty years of assiduous reading. They are meant to throw light on the literary, intellectual and religious movements within Islam, as well as illuminating something of the politics and the sociology, ranging from the origins in the sixth century down to the present day. It should of course be confessed that they constitute the merest fragments of literatures preserved in overwhelming abundance, exceeding many times what has survived from ancient Greece and Rome, a repertory of many tens of thousands of volumes, the majority still in manuscript, not a few of immense length. The passages chosen, however, have been taken from the most highly esteemed and authoritative works; and the attempt has been made to construct a balanced and rounded picture. -- from Introduction (p. [9]-10)
Religion in the Middle East: three religions in concord and conflict by A. J Arberry( Book )

59 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sufism, an account of the mystics of Islam by A. J Arberry( Book )

82 editions published between 1909 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the history of sufism
The legacy of Persia by A. J Arberry( Book )

47 editions published between 1953 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farid ad-Din ʻAttār's Memorial of God's friends : lives and sayings of Sufis by Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār( Book )

45 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farid Al-Din Attar was one of old Persias greatest poets. He appears to have died between a.d. 1220 and 1230. Of the very numerous epics and idylls ascribed to Attar perhaps nine may be recognized as authentic. Of these the most famous is the Manteq Altair, a subtle and charming allegory of the soulʹs progress towards God. This books is a collection of biographies of Sufis, Mystics and Muslims saints
Revelation and reason in Islam by A. J Arberry( Book )

42 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and Persian and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persian poems : an anthology of verse translations by A. J Arberry( Book )

28 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antologi af digte af klassiske, persiske digtere
Classical Persian literature by A. J Arberry( Book )

39 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a single volume account of the first rebirth of a national literature in the national language, tracing the course of its development and full maturity from the beginning of the 9th century to the end of the 15th century
Shiraz; Persian city of saints and poets by A. J Arberry( Book )

16 editions published between 1960 and 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the ancient Persian city, its saints and poets
Arabic poetry; a primer for students by A. J Arberry( Book )

26 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1965, this is an introductory book for university students of Arabic literature. It begins with a substantial introduction in English by Professor Arberry on the development, nature, forms and rhythms of Arabic poetry. The main body of the book is an anthology of Arabic poems in the original, from the sixth century onwards, giving examples of the work of some thirty of the greatest Arab poets. Each poem has a literal English translation on the facing page; the notes, on points of language and style, are placed at the foot across the whole opening. Biographical notes on the poets are placed at the end of the book. -- Back cover
The doctrine of the Ṣūfīs = Kitāb al-taʻarruf li-madhhab ahl al-taṣawwuf by Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm Kalābādhī( Book )

68 editions published between 1933 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sufism; theology; early works to 1800
Fifty poems of Hāfiz by Ḥāfiẓ( Book )

70 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avicenna on theology by Avicenna( Book )

25 editions published between 1951 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avicenna was the greatest of all Persian thinkers; as physician and metaphysician alike he was closely studied in the Middle Ages and his Canon of Medicine was used as a text book down to the rise of modern medicine
Modern Arabic poetry : an anthology with English verse translations by A. J Arberry( Book )

54 editions published between 1950 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moderne arabiske digte i engelsk oversættelse og original arabisk tekst
Moorish poetry : a translation of The pennants ; an anthology compiled in 1243 by the Andalusian Ibn Saʻid by ʻAlī ibn Mūsá Ibn Saʻīd( Book )

34 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romance of the Rubáiyát by Omar Khayyam( Book )

23 editions published between 1958 and 2000 in English and Persian and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oriental essays; portraits of seven scholars by A. J Arberry( Book )

22 editions published between 1960 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Professor Arberry describes the lives and labours of six great scholars - Simon Ockley, Sir William Jones, E.W. Lane, E.H. Palmer, E.G. Browne and R.A Nicholson - men who were devoted to building a bridge between the peoples of Europe and Asia. To these biographical essays, Arberry has appended a fragment of candid autobiography and an eloquent plea for the further encouragement of Oriental studies
Discourses of Rūmī by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī( Book )

44 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reprint of the 1961 classic study of the discourses of the founder of the order of Whirling Dervishes
 
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Alternative Names
Ārbarī, Ā. J. 1905-1969

Arbarī, Arthar Yūḥannā 1905-1969

Arbarī, Artūr Ǧūn

Arbarí, Arṯūr Gūn 1905-1969

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Arberry, A. J. (Arthur John), 1905-1969

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Arberry, Arthur J. 1905-1969

Arberry, Arthur John

Arberry, Arthur John 1905-1969

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Arbery, A. J. 1905-1969

Arbery, Arthur J

Ārbirī, A. Ǧ. 1905-1969

Ārbirī, Ā. J. 1905-1964

Ārbirī, Ā. J. 1905-1969

Arbirī, Arthar Yūḥannā 1905-1969

Ārbirī, Ārtūr Jān 1905-1969

Arbirī, Arṯur Yūḥannā 1905-1969

Arbirrī, Arṯar Yūḥannā 1905-1969

Arbirrī, Arthar Yūḥannā 1905-1969

Arthur John Arberry britischer Orientalist

Arthur John Arberry Brits oriëntalist (1905-1969)

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Arṯūr Ǧūn Arbarī 1905-1969

أربرى، أرثر جون

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اربري، أ. ج 1905-1969

أربري، أ. ج. (arthur John)

اربري، أ. ج (أرثر جون), 1905-1969

آربري، أرثر جان

اربري، ارثر جون

آرتور آربری

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آرثر جون أربري، 1905-1969

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Rumi : the big red book : the great masterpiece celebrating mystical love and friendshipAspects of Islamic civilization as depicted in the original textsReligion in the Middle East: three religions in concord and conflictSufism, an account of the mystics of IslamFarid ad-Din ʻAttār's Memorial of God's friends : lives and sayings of SufisRevelation and reason in IslamClassical Persian literatureThe doctrine of the Ṣūfīs = Kitāb al-taʻarruf li-madhhab ahl al-taṣawwuf