ASPECTS OF ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION

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ASPECTS OF ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION –
As Depicted in the Original Texts

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ASPECTS OF ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION –
As Depicted in the Original Texts

Islamic literature is rich, varied, and abundant, as befits the literature of a civilization which once controlled an empire as great as that of the Romans. In Aspects of Islamic Civilization, A. J. Arberry has chosen and translated passages from the most highly regarded works of Islamic literature in order to illustrate the development of Islamic civilization from its origins in the sixth century to the present, This anthology is made up of selections from Arabic and Persian writers who have given world renown to Islamic literature such as Hafiz, Sa`di, Jalal al-Din Riltni, `Umar Khayyam, Ibn al-Firid, Avicenna, Ibn Hazm and from such works as the Qur’an, the Masnavi, and the Moorish Anthology. It is an invaluable collection of sources for anyone interested in the Muslim world and a fascinating volume to browse in. The volume contains some of the finest translations of Iqbal as well.

Author

A. J. Arberry

A J. Arberry (1905-1969) was born at Buckland, Portsmouth and educated at the Pembroke College, Cambridge. He took a first in both parts of the Oriental Language Tripos in 1929 and was elected as the Junior Research Fellow by his College. During the period of 1932-1944 he worked, first as the head of the Classics Department of the Cairo University and then as the Assistant Librarian of the India Office, London. In 1944, he was appointed to the chair of Persian at the London University. In 1946, he became Professor of Arabic and Head of the Near and Middle East Department and in the following year he returned to Pembroke as Sir Thomas Adam’s Professor of Arabic, a post which he held for the remainder of his life.

A profound and inspiring teacher, he was also an immensely prolific and versatile writer, publishing over sixty works on a wide range of topics in Arabic and Persian studies as well on the facets of Islamic languages and civilization. His translation of the Qur’ān is regarded among the best to be produced in the English language.

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