Undergrads: Summer Quarter – NEAR E 429: Islamic Mystical Literature

(5 credits)
TuesdayThursday 1:10-3:20
Condon Hall 141
SLN Number 12514

An overview of the development of mystical and spiritual literature in the Islamic world as it functions within the institutional structure of Sufism, with representative readings from principal Sufi authors and poets, including Rabi‘a al-‘Adawiyah (d. 801 C.E.),Mansur al-Hallaj (d. 922 C.E.), Nizami Ganjavi (d. 1209 C.E.), Farid al-Din ‘Attar (d, 1221 C.E.), and Jalal al-Din Rumi (d. 1273 C.E.). This quarter, the course will focus on Arabic and, to a lesser extent, Persian language and literature. Since this is a NE prefix course (not an ARAB or PERS course) we will only be reading texts in English translation.

Therefore, no knowledge of Arabic (or any other language except English) is required

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