Item #67929 Mystical Dimensions of Islam. Sufism, Annemarie SCHIMMEL.

Mystical Dimensions of Islam.

Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. Large octavo, xxii + 512pp. Red cloth with gilt lettering to spine, b&w illustrations, bibliography, index. The first edition of Schimmel's work. Even decades after its first publication, it is arguably still the best introductory study of the Islamic mystical movement known as Sufism. "Schimmel's historical treatment of the transnational phenomenon of Sufism, from its beginnings through the nineteenth century. Her sensitivity and deep understanding of Sufism - its origins, development, and historical context - as well as her erudite examination of Sufism as reflected in Islamic poetry, draw readers into the mood, the vision, and the way of the Sufi." A hint of shelfwear, upper corner lightly bumped, small bubble to cloth near bottom edge of upper cover, pages edges and page lightly toned but fresh and unmarked. Overall a tight, clean VG+ copy in better-than VG copy. (Dust jacket has a little shelfwear, a few tiny chips and tears to edges - mainly at head of spine. Not clipped. Now in protective mylar cover). Scarce in first edition. Item #67929
ISBN: 0807812234


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