The Heritage of Sufism

Pages: 580
Subject: Religion: Islam
Imprint: Oneworld

The Heritage of Sufism

Late Classical Persianate Sufism (1501-1750) v. 3

This last volume of three is devoted to the examination and celebration of the artistic, literary and mystical culture and the intellectual life of 16th, 17th and the first half of 18th century Safavid Iran and Mughal India. The early part of this period marked the peak of Muslim political power.
9781851681938 (1 Dec 1999)
RRP £44.00 / US$65.00

The Book

This comphrehensive study is unique in its chronological breadth, intellectual diversity and historical scope and which demonstrates the central role played by Sufism in persianate culture in Iran, Central Asia and India

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Pages 580
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Leonard Lewisohn is a Research Associate at the Centre of Near and Middle Eastern Studies at SOAS, University of London, and is Outreach Coordinator at the Department of Academic Research at the Institute of Osmaili Studies, London, where he also teaches Persian. His specialist areas include Persian literature and poetry, Sufism, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. His previous books include Beyond Faith and Infidelity: the Sufi Poetry and Teachings of Mahmud Shabistari.