Yvone Crawford 13th-century Writers: Rumi

ISBN 13: 9781477423493

13th-century Writers: Rumi

 
9781477423493: 13th-century Writers: Rumi

What's so special about Rumi? In this new, compelling book from author Yvone Crawford, find out more about Rumi ... Jal??l ad-D??n Mu???ammad Balkh??, also known as Jal??l ad-D??n Mu???ammad R??m?? and popularly known as Mevl??n?? in Turkey and Mawl??n?? in Iran and Afghanistan but known to the English-speaking world simply as Rumi was a 13th-century Persian Muslim poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic. R??m?? is a descriptive name meaning "Roman" since he lived most of his life in an area called "R??m" because it was once ruled by the Eastern Roman Empire. He was one of the figures who flourished in the Sultanate of Rum. It is likely that he was born in the village of Wakhsh, a small town located at the river Wakhsh in Persia. Wakhsh belonged to the larger province of Balkh, and in the year Rumi was born, his father was an appointed scholar there. Both these cities were at the time included in the greater Persian cultural sphere of Khorasan, the easternmost province of Persia and was part of the Khwarezmian Empire. His birthplace and native language both indicate a Persian heritage. His father decided to migrate westwards due to quarrels between different dynasties in Khorasan, opposition to the Khwarizmid Shahs, who were considered deviant by Bah?? ad-D??n Walad, or fear of the impending Mongol cataclysm. Rumi's family traveled west, first performing the Hajj and eventually settling in the Anatolian city Konya. This was where he lived most of his life, and here he composed one of the crowning glories of Persian literature which profoundly affected the culture of the area. He lived most of his life under the Sultanate of Rum, where he produced his works and died in 1273??AD. He was buried in Konya and his shrine became a place of pilgrimage. Following his death, his followers and his son Sultan Walad founded the Mevlevi Order, also known as the Order of the Whirling Dervishes, famous for its Sufi dance known as the Sama ceremony. Rumi's works are written in the New Persian language. A Persian literary renaissance started in regions of Sistan, Khor??s??n and Transoxiana and by the 10th/11th century, it reinforced the Persian language as the preferred literary and cultural language in the Persian Islamic world. Rumi's importance is considered to transcend national and ethnic borders. His original works are widely read in their original language across the Persian-speaking world. Translations of his works are very popular in other countries. His poetry has influenced Persian literature as well as Urdu, Punjabi and other Pakistani languages written in Perso/Arabic script e.g. Pashto and Sindhi. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world's languages and transposed into various formats. In 2007, he was described as the "most popular poet in America.". So, what seperates this book from the rest? A comprehensive narrative of Rumi, this book gives a full understanding of the subject. A brief guide of subject areas covered in "13th-century Writers - Rumi" include - - Rumi - Masnavi - Diwan-e Shams-e Tabrizi - Spiritual evolution - Mevlevi Order - Sama (Sufism) Find out more of this subject, it's intricacies and it's nuances. Discover more about it's importance. Develop a level of understanding required to comprehend this fascinating concept. Author Yvone Crawford has worked hard researching and compiling this fundamental work, and is proud to bring you "13th-century Writers - Rumi" ... Read this book today ...

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