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

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Works: 571 works in 2,569 publications in 11 languages and 29,630 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Lyric poetry  Bio-bibliography  Prayers and devotions  Sources  Commentaries  Anecdotes  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Creator, Compiler, Annotator, Composer, Recipient, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: BP109, 297
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The Koran interpreted by A. J Arberry( Book )

132 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in English and Arabic and held by 2,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Koran [Qu'ran] is a book apart, not only as holy scripture for Muslims, but as the supreme classic of Arabic literature. In its 114 suras, or chapters, it comprises the total of revelations believed to have been communicated to the prophet Muhammad as a final expression of God's will and purpose for [humanity]. The revelations were received over a number of years, the first dating from AD 610, the last shortly before Muhammad's death in AD 632, and the definitive canon was established some twenty years later. ..."--Back cover
Rumi : the big red book : the great masterpiece celebrating mystical love and friendship by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī( Book )

61 editions published between 1968 and 2016 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 )

55 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,403 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 )

74 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

78 editions published between 1909 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

49 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 )

54 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and held by 908 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 )

46 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

43 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the rebirth of Persian literature from the ninth to fifteenth centuries
Shiraz; Persian city of saints and poets by A. J Arberry( Book )

17 editions published between 1960 and 1990 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the ancient Persian city, its saints and poets
The doctrine of the Ṣūfīs = Kitāb al-taʻarruf li-madhhab ahl al-taṣawwuf by Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm Kalābādhī( Book )

76 editions published between 1933 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arabic poetry; a primer for students by A. J Arberry( Book )

28 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 614 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
Fifty poems of Hāfiz by Ḥāfiẓ( Book )

63 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hafiz is one of the most famous writers of lyrical poetry, delighting in nature and enjoying life. As a young man he devoted himself to the study of poetry and theology, and also became learned in mystic philosophy. Hafiz went on to become a professor of Koranic exegesis in a college specially founded for him. The poems expertly translated here show his best features: the glowing imagery, the descriptions of natural beauties, and the fervent love passages
Avicenna on theology by Avicenna( Book )

31 editions published between 1951 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 546 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 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moderne arabiske digte i engelsk oversættelse og original arabisk tekst
The romance of the Rubáiyát by Omar Khayyam( Book )

37 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moorish poetry : a translation of The pennants ; an anthology compiled in 1243 by the Andalusian Ibn Saʻid by ʻAlī ibn Mūsá Ibn Saʻīd( Book )

37 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven hundred and fifty years ago, this anthology of small masterpieces of renowned Moorish poets from Muslim Spain, North Africa and Sicily was compiled by Ibn Sa'id al-Andalusi, a native of Southern Spain. The text has been translated into rhymed English verses with an Introduction explaining the conventions of Arabic literature within which these Moorish poets worked
Oriental essays; portraits of seven scholars by A. J Arberry( Book )

33 editions published between 1960 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of biographical essays focusing on six scholars - Simon Ockley, Sir William Jones, E.W. Lane, E.H. Palmer, E.G. Brown and R.A. Nicholson. These men were devoted to building a bridge between the peoples of Europe and Asia. An autobiography is a
Discourses of Rūmī by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī( Book )

46 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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.

Arberry, A.J. 1905-1969

Arberry, Arthur 1905-1969

Arberry Arthur J.

Arberry, Arthur J. 1905-1969

Arberry, Arthur John

Arberry, Arthur John 1905-1969

Arberry, J.

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

Arbirī, Arthar Yūḥannā 1905-1969

Arbirī, Arthur

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

أربري، أ. ج.

اربري، أ. ج 1905-1969

أربري، أ. ج. (arthur John)

اربري، أ. ج (أرثر جون), 1905-1969

آربري، أرثر جان

اربري، ارثر جون

اربري، ارثر جون، 1905-1969

آرتور آربری

آرثر آربري

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