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As Through a Veil

Mystical Poetry in Islam

Annemarie Schimmel

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.

  • Publication date: July 1, 2001
  • ISBN: 9781851682744
  • RRP: £31.00
  • Pages: 384

Annemarie Schimmel

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

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