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

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Rumi : the big red book : the great masterpiece celebrating mystical love and friendship by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī( )

57 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,705 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
The Koran interpreted by A. J Arberry( Book )

65 editions published between 1955 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry's family takes in a stray cat, the ugliest cat they have ever seen, and an amazing relationship blossoms between it and their big dog Mudge
Aspects of Islamic civilization as depicted in the original texts by A. J Arberry( Book )

53 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,418 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 )

62 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this short account of Sufism, the name given to the mysticism of Islam, the author shows how mysticism developed out of a single creed and ritual and the influence it exerts on the life, art and literature of the Muslim people
Religion in the Middle East: three religions in concord and conflict by A. J Arberry( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is generally accepted that the Middle East witnessed the ancient rise of monotheism and its dissemination. The three faiths predominantly concerned - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - have retained their separateness and have been in different degrees torn asunder by schisms; but less well known has been the degree of co-operation between the three faiths and their multifarious sects, throughout history. First published in 1969, Religion in the Middle East aims to give a factual account of these three religions and their sects, in concord and conflict, from an historical perspective. The focus was on the significance of Islam, considered to be the dominant religion of the Middle East since the seventh century. Experts from many parts of the world contributed individual chapters, and the whole work was co-ordinated by a team of leading scholars, making it an erudite study that will be of interest to anyone interested in the historical impact of Islam in the Middle East
The legacy of Persia by A. J Arberry( Book )

42 editions published between 1951 and 1989 in English and Italian and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Koran interpreted : a translation( Book )

15 editions published between 1955 and 1996 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No other book ever written, with the possible exception of the Bible, has so dramatically influenced the course of civilization as the Koran. Yet this important text remains little understood in the West. Since its first publication in 1955, Professor A.J. Arberry's translation has been the finest one available, its magnificently written verse making the Koran accessible to a Western audience. Professor Arberry has rendered the Koran into clear and lyrical English while carefully preserving the incomparable artistry of the Arabic original. "The Koran Interpreted" is universally recognized as not only the most authoritative translation but also the most beautiful one in the English language -- Back cover
Classical Persian literature by A. J Arberry( Book )

50 editions published between 1957 and 2018 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the rebirth of Persian literature from the ninth to fifteenth centuries
Discourses of Rūmī by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī( )

51 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in English and held by 801 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 )

46 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antologi af digte af klassiske, persiske digtere
Fifty poems of Hāfiz by Ḥāfiẓ( Book )

71 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 695 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
The soul of Rumi : a new collection of ecstatic poems by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects newly translated and annotated poems by the thirteenth-century Sufi mystic covering topics including silence, God, play, friendship, grief, and music
Shiraz; Persian city of saints and poets by A. J Arberry( Book )

17 editions published between 1960 and 1990 in English and held by 634 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 )

27 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 618 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
Muslim saints and mystics : episodes from the Tadhkirat al-Auliya' ("Memorial of the saints") by Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār( Book )

35 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and held by 557 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
Avicenna on theology by Avicenna( Book )

30 editions published between 1951 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1960 and 2018 in English and held by 494 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
Modern Arabic poetry : an anthology with English verse translations by A. J Arberry( Book )

37 editions published between 1950 and 1980 in 5 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Koran interpreted by A. J Arberry( Book )

43 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in English and Arabic and held by 454 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
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Ārbarī, Ā. J. 1905-1969

Arbarī, Arthar Yūḥannā 1905-1969

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