The Ocean of the Soul

The Ocean of the Soul

Men, the World, and God in the Stories of Farīd Al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār

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German orientalist Ritter (1892-1971) presents an encyclopedic account of the ideas in the poetry of 13th-century Persian poet and mystic Attar, a druggist and apothecary by profession who is said to have died during the Mongol invasion of his home city Nishapur. Attar's work includes a collection of lives of saints, two collections of lyrical poetry, and a fairly long series of didactic and narrative verses. Among the ideas he finds are the unquenched drive for knowledge, renunciation of the world and asceticism, God's mercy and kindness, the relationship with animals, and extinction and the union with divinity. The German original, Meer der Seele, was first published in 1995. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The Ocean of the Soul is one of the great works of the German Orientalist Hellmut Ritter (1892-1971). It presents a comprehensive analysis of the writings of the mystical Persian poet Farid al-Din ‘At?t?ar. The book was first published in 1955.
The Ocean of the Soul is one of the great works of the German Orientalist Hellmut Ritter (1892-1971). It presents a comprehensive analysis of the writings of the mystical Persian poet Far?d al-D?n ‘At?t??r. The book was first published in 1955.

Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013
ISBN: 9789004245075
9004245073
9004120688
Characteristics: 1 online resource : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Radtke, Bernd
O'Kane, John 1940-

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