Rumi: Past and Present, East and West : the Life, Teaching and Poetry of Jalāl Al-Din Rumi

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Oneworld, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 686 pages
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Going beyond the limits of biography, this text covers the origins, spiritual context and teachings of the great founder of the Whirling Dervishes, but also includes a study of Rumi scholarship throughout the ages, bringing this volume right up to date.

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User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

Incredibly dense with reference material. I am more interested in what Rumi has said and his influence then who said what about Rumi and if they were correct. Of course, it is good to know that Rumi ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jan Leent - Goodreads

Impressive study and a must read to understand the life and poems by Rumi (Jalal al-Din) By reading this study, I understood that Rumi was born in Balkh (currently located in Afghanistan) in 1207 AC ... Read full review

Contents

THE KING OF CLERICS
41
SAYYED BORHAN ALDIN MOHAQQEQ OF TERMEZ
96
RUMI ON HIS OWN
119
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About the author (2000)

Franklin Lewis is Assistant Professor in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at Emory University in Atlanta.

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