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The Science of Mystic Lights: Qutb al-Din Shirazi and the Illuminationist Tradition of Islamic Philosophy (Harvard Middle Eastern Monographs) Paperback – May 5, 1992


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  • Series: Harvard Middle Eastern Monographs (Book 26)
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies (May 5, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0932885063
  • ISBN-13: 978-0932885067
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,010,125 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John Walbridge is Assistant Editor of the Encyclopaedia Iranica.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By dwdavison@aol.com on January 3, 1999
Format: Paperback
Dr. John Walbridge makes the philosophy of Qutb al-Din Shirazi (and the Ishraqi movement in general) come to life in this incisive and lucidly written monograph. The book not only provides an adequate historical summary of the life and works of Qutb al-Din Shirazi, detailing his intellectual relationship with the renowned mystic Suhravardi al-Maqtul, but explains some of the important Greek philosophical precedents which contributed to the Ishraqi movement. Dr. Walbridge also draws attention to certain technical aspects of the philosophy which diverged significantly from the Graeco-Arabic writings that were available to the scholars at that time; and offers a provocative analysis and interpretation of the Science of Mystic Lights based on a close reading of the primary Arabic and Persian sources.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 29, 1999
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed reading this book. I also recommend Henry Corbin's book " A history of Islamic Philosophy" for those who want to become more familiar with the history of Islamic thoughts and philosophy.
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