As Through a Veil

Pages: 384
Subject: Religion: Islam
Imprint: Oneworld

As Through a Veil

Mystical Poetry in Islam

Annemarie Schimmel

A thorough survey of mystical poetry in islam, rangin far and wide across the centuries and continents.
9781851682744 (1 Jul 2001)
RRP £26.99 / US$23.95

The Book

The late Annemarie Schimmel drew exhaustively on an enourmous range of sources both ancient and modern to create this thorough survey of a unique body of literature. Travelling from continent to continent and across the centuries, this story of Islamic poetry encompasses a wide spectrum of traditions and cultures, from Arabic religious verse to the ecstasies of the persian Sufis and the popular folk poetry of India and Pakistan.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Pages 384
Imprint Oneworld

About the Author

Annemarie Schimmel was Professor of Indo-Muslim studies at harvard University for twenty-five years.