Arthur John Arberry, as Head of the Department of Classics at Cairo University, acquired a firsthand knowledge of literary and social conditions in the Islamic. Results 1 – 12 of 27 The Doctrine of The Sufis: Kitab al-Ta’arruf li-Madhhab Ahl al-Tasawwuf. Jun 7, by Abu Bakr Al-Kalabadhi and Arthur John Arberry. ARTHUR JOHN ARBERRY. The death of Professor Arthur John Arberry at his home in Cambridge on. 2 October , at the age of 64, after a long-drawn-out.

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The passages chosen, however, have been taken from the most highly esteemed and authoritative works; and the attempt has been made to construct a balanced and rounded picture.

Studies in Comparative Religion. British OrientalistsLondon, British Contributions to Persian StudiesLondon, kohn Arabic poetry; a primer for students by A. His most outstanding work was the English translation of the Koran, which superseded all previous efforts in this field.

A Maltese AnthologyOxford, Arberry himself recounted in an autobiographical sketch how he had come to lose his Christian faith, despite his family roots as “strict believers of the Christian evangelical school”; however, paradoxically, his faith was restored following his long in-depth studies of the mystics of Islam. Arberry also introduced to adberry English-speaking audience the work of Malta’s national poet, Carmelo Psailapopularly known as Dun Karm, [5] in the bilingual anthology Dun Arthug, poet of Malta.


But because I have experienced the Divine Light, I need not wish for any higher grace.

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Austen concludes in his review that the book is well translated and very helpful for the public. During the war wrberry, he worked at various posts in London to support the war effort with his linguistic skills. Retrieved 29 February Arberry published over sixty works, as well as a translation of the Koran If you enter several tags, separate with commas. Acquisition Information Purchased with the library of Professor A.

Sufism, an account of the mystics of Islam by A. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

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Retrieved from ” https: In he was appointed Professor of Arabic at Cambridge University. His complete bibliography shows a total of some ninety books that he wrote, translated, or edited, a similar number artgur scholarly articles, and many reviews and other short contributions.

Most widely held works about A. About the Journal Submit a Book Review. The translations, a considerable part of which has not been published hitherto, are all the work of a single scholar and represent the gleanings of more than thirty years of assiduous reading.


Tales from the Masnavitr. Table of contents Expanded. His catalogues of the oriental manuscripts in the India Office, Cambridge University, and Chester Beatty libraries provide an essential tool for all scholars working in the Islamic field. After graduation, Arberry worked in Cairo as head of the classics department at Jkhn University.

Since its first publication inProfessor A. Contributing Author Reviewed Author. Personal Names Arberry Arthur John orientalist. Its scope is at once more modest and, in a certain way, more fundamental. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Born at Portsmouth on 12 Mayhe went to Cambridge University in with a classics scholarship and subsequently studied Persian and Arabic with R. Religion in the Middle East: The world in which we live is certainly full of shadows. Revelation and Reason in IslamLondon,