Persian Sufi Poetry: An Introduction to the Mystical Use of Classical Persian Poems, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Persian Sufi Poetry

An Introduction to the Mystical Use of Classical Persian Poems, 1st Edition

By J. T. P. de Bruijn


150 pages

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Focuses on the poems rather than on their authors. Surveys the development of Persian mystical poetry, dealing first with the relation between Sufism and literature and then with the four main genres of the tradition: the epigram, the homiletic poem, love poetry and symbolic narrative.


'An admirable introductory overview. A clear, informative, and useful survey, conveying a great deal of information in a very small space.' - Dick Davies, International Journal Middle East Studies

About the Series

Routledge Sufi Series

The Routledge Sufi Series provides short introductions to a variety of facets of the subject, which are accessible both to the general reader and the student and scholar in the field. Each book will be either a synthesis of existing knowledge or a distinct contribution to, and extension of, knowledge of the particular topic. The two major underlying principles of the Series are sound scholarship and readability.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies