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Religious writings

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Religious writings (V640): The study and interpretation of religious writings in their historical, theological and philosophical contexts.

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Link About Ibn 'Arabi

A brief overview of the life and writings of the Sufi master, Ibn 'Arabi (1165-1240), with details of the books he wrote

Ibn 'Arabi, Sufism, Islam, Ayyubid, Seljuk, Almohad view
Document An Introduction to Aʾisha al-Baʿūniyya (d.1517)

A brief introduction to the life and work of one of the most important women writers in the Islamic tradition, author of two collections of poetry...

stical Islamic Poetry view
Link Autobiography of Mary countess of Warwick. Ed., with introduction and notes (1848)

Full text of the 1848 edition of the autobiography of Mary Rich, Countess of Warwick - from

biography, Autobiography view
Document Introduction to Jami

A brief overview of the life and work of Nūr al-dīn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Jami (1414-1492), covering his work as a poet, as a Sufi shaykh of the...

Mystical Islamic Poetry view
Document Introduction to Mystical Islamic Poetry 6

A short overview of the four poets that will be studied on this course and the cultural context of the Islamic world in the 14th-16th century.

stical Islam Poetr view
Document List of poets

A lists of all the poets studied in the series Mystical Islamic Poetry 1-6. Material from courses 2-6 can be found on open access sites.

Poetry, Mysticism, Islam view
Link Mary Rich, Countess of Warwick - A Good Woman and a Great Lady

An article from History Today, by Lady Antonia Fraser

biography, Autobiography view
Document Poems Week 1a

Three poems by Hafez.

Mysticism, Poetry, Islam view
Document Some 17th century clerical jokes from Nicholas Le Strange's Jest Book

Some 17th century clerical jokes from Nicholas Le Strange's Jest Book, published as Nicholas Le Strange, Lippincott, Merry Jeasts, 1974...

Religious history, Humour, The Church of Enga, Clergy, 17th century view
Document Th Emil Homerin on Aʾisha al-Bāʿūniyya

An open access article on the theme of 'dhikr' (remembrance of God) in Aʾisha's poetry, including Arabic text and translation of several poems....

stical Islamic Poetry view
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