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

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Works: 600 works in 2,140 publications in 9 languages and 28,245 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Prayers  Bio-bibliography  Sources  Poetry  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Creator, tra, Annotator, Compiler, ed, Writer of accompanying material, Composer
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 )
110 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in English and Arabic and held by 2,740 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
Mystical poems of Rumi by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī( )
37 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and held by 2,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
My verse resembles the bread of Egyptnight passes over it, and you cannot eat it any more. Devour it the moment it is fresh, before the dust settles upon it. Its place is the warm climate of the heart; in this world it dies of cold. Like a fish it quivered for an instant on dry land, another moment and you see it is cold. Even if you eat it imagining it is fresh, it is necessary to conjure up many images. What you drink is really your own imagination; it is no old tale, my good man. Jalal al-Din Rumi (120773), legendary Persian Muslim poet, theologian, and mystic, wrote poems acclaimed throu
Aspects of Islamic civilization as depicted in the original texts by A. J Arberry( Book )
44 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,409 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)
Sufism, an account of the mystics of Islam by A. J Arberry( Book )
69 editions published between 1909 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Religion in the Middle East: three religions in concord and conflict by A. J Arberry( Book )
39 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The legacy of Persia by A. J Arberry( Book )
38 editions published between 1953 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Muslim saints and mystics by Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār( Book )
37 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and held by 888 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
Classical Persian literature by A. J Arberry( Book )
28 editions published between 1958 and 2004 in English and held by 737 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
Discourses of Rumi by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī( )
39 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reprint of the 1961 classic study of the discourses of the founder of the order of Whirling Dervishes
Revelation and reason in Islam by A. J Arberry( Book )
39 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Persian poems : an anthology of verse translations by A. J Arberry( Book )
26 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Antologi af digte af klassiske, persiske digtere
Fifty poems of Hāfiz by Ḥāfiẓ( Book )
63 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 671 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
Shiraz; Persian city of saints and poets by A. J Arberry( Book )
15 editions published between 1960 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 651 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 )
22 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and Arabic and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The doctrine of the Ṣūfīs = Kitāb al-taʻarruf li-madhhab ahl al-taṣawwuf by Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm Kalābādhī( Book )
51 editions published between 1934 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sufism; theology; early works to 1800
Avicenna on theology by Avicenna( Book )
23 editions published between 1951 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern Arabic poetry : an anthology with English verse translations by A. J Arberry( Book )
47 editions published between 1950 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moderne arabiske digte i engelsk oversættelse og original arabisk tekst
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 467 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
The romance of the Rubáiyát by Omar Khayyam( Book )
8 editions published in 1959 in English and Persian and held by 443 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 )
20 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in English and held by 390 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. (Arthur John), 1905-1969
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Arbery, A. J. 1905-1969
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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
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اربري، أ. ج 1905-1969
أربري، أ. ج. (arthur John)
اربري، أ. ج (أرثر جون), 1905-1969
آربري، أرثر جان
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آرثر جون أربري، 1905-1969
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