Les saints des derviches tourneurs: Volume 2

Les saints des derviches tourneurs: Volume 2

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Clement Huart (1854-1926) studied Middle Eastern languages and served as a French diplomat for twenty years before becoming Professor of Persian at the Ecole des Langues Orientales in Paris. This two-volume French translation (1918-22), published as part of a larger series on Islamic hagiography, focuses on the medieval founders of the Mevlevi order of whirling dervishes, whose main centre, Konya, Huart had visited twenty years earlier. The fourteenth-century Persian text is preserved in several manuscripts, and Huart's translation follows an early seventeenth-century manuscript from his private collection. Huart regards the text as providing evidence primarily about the intellectual and moral contexts of the origins of the dervishes' mystical movement rather than about strict historical facts, but also points to the relevance of its treatment of dreams, prophecies, apparitions and paranormal phenomena to modern researchers of hypnosis and psychosis. The translation is accompanied by explanatory notes.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • French
  • 1139162713
  • 9781139162715

Table of contents

Preface; 3. (Suite). Biographie de Djelal-ed-din Ro-mi; 4. Biographie du sultan des pauvres, mystere de Dieu parmi les hommes, parfait en situation et en parole, notre Maitre Chems-ed-din Mohammed ben 'Ali ben Melek-dad et-Tebrizi; 5. Biographie du Sultan des mystiques, Calah-ed-din Ferido-n, fils de Yaghi-Siyan de Qonya, connu sous le nom de Zerko-b (batteur d'or); 6. Biographie de Hosam-ed-din Hasan ben Mohammed ben Hasan ben Akhi-Turk, l'Abou-Yezid [Bastami] de l'epoque, le Djoneid du temps, clef des tresors du Trone, Saint de Dieu sur la terre, intercesseur des amis au jour de la Grande Revue; 7. Biographie de notre Maitre, le Sultan des mystiques, le lieu de la manifestation des mysteres de la certitude, Beha-ed-din Weled; 8. Biographie du souverain des mystiques, argument des clairvoyants, Pole des Abdal et des Autad, Djelal-ed-din Ferido-n, fils de Mohammed, fils de Mohammed, fils de Mohammed, le mystique de Balkh [Amir 'Abid]; 9. Biographie du Tchelebi Chems-ed-din Amir 'Arif; 10. Noms des enfants et des successeurs de notre grand Maitre Beha-ed-din Weled Balkhi; Index.
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