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Philosophical Allegories and Mystical Treatises.

By Shihabuddin Yahya Suhrawardi

Series: Bibliotheca Iranica: Intellectual Traditions Series 2
Availability: In stock
Published: 1999
Page #: xxxiii + 247
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 1-56859-091-1
bibliography, glossary

 
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Shihabuddin Suhrawardi (Sohravardi in Persian), known as maqtul (killed) because he was executed in Aleppo in 1191, is a figure of major importance in the development of Iranian and Islamic philosophical mysticism. In this volume, nine of his short symbolic treatises of mixed mystical and philosophical contents are presented in a bilingual edition with the original Persian and an annotated English translation,together with an introduction to Suhrawardi’s thought. The founder and master of the Illuminationist (Ishraq) school of philosophy, Suhrawardi treats the path to mystical truth both as an outward journey through the macrocosm of the universe and as an inner journey through the microcosm of the individual.

author

Wheeler Thackston

Professor Thackston has been a member of the NELC faculty at Harvard University since 1972. Author of textbooks for Persian, Classical Arabic, Syriac, and Kurdish, his main research areas include classical Persian poetry and belles-lettres, historical sources on Central Asia, the literature of the Mughal Empire in India, and modern Iranian languages. Publications include The Jahangirnama: Memoirs of Jahangir, Emperor of India and The Baburnama: Memoirs of Babur, Prince and Emperor.

Preface.
Introduction.

I. The Treatise of the Birds.

II. The Sound of Gabriel's.

III. The Red.

IV. A Day with a Group of Sufis.

V. On the State of Childhood.

VI. On the Reality of Love.

VII. The Language of the Ants.

VIII. The Simurgh's Shrill Cry.

IX. A Tale of Occidental Exile (Arabic}.

A Tale of Occidental Exile (Persian}.

Glossary of Persons.

Works Cited.

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