As Through a Veil

Pages: 384
Subject: Religion: Islam
Imprint: Oneworld Academic

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 £31.00 / US$46.00

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 Academic


About the Author

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

Table of Contents



1. Flowers of the Desert: The Development of Arabic Mystical Poetry

2. Tiny Mirros of Divine Beauty: Classical persian Mystical Poetry

3. Sun Triumphal - Love Triumphant: Maulana Rumi and the Metaphors of Love

4. The Voice of Love: Mystical poetry in the Vernaculars

5. God's Beloved and Intercessor for Man: Poetry in Honor of the Prophet

Abbreviations Used in Notes and Bibliography



Index of Selected Quotations

Index of Proper Names

Index of Technical Terms