The Biographical Tradition in Sufism

The Biographical Tradition in Sufism : The Tabaqat Genre from al-Sulami to Jami

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This book is a study of the major works of Sufi historiography, which takes the form of collections of biographies. It provides a literary context in which one can appreciate fully the theological significance and historical value of Sufi biographies.show more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 12.95mm | 340.19g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138869880
  • 9781138869882
  • 2,247,753

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'This book is to be welcomed for the detailed analysis it provides of several key works from a relatively neglected, but important genre of Islamic literature.' - Journal of the Royal Asiatic Societyshow more

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