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Routledge Revivals: More Tales from the Masnavi (1963)

Routledge Revivals: More Tales from the Masnavi (1963)

1st Edition

A. J. Arberry
April 06, 2018

First published in 1963, this work puts into clear and rhythmical English one hundred stories and apologues of the Masnavi of Rumi. Composed over a period of many years during the thirteenth century, as a manual of instruction and initiation into spiritual life, the Masnavi has long been acclaimed...

Routledge Revivals: The Romance of the Rubáiyát (1959)

Routledge Revivals: The Romance of the Rubáiyát (1959)

1st Edition

A. J. Arberry
April 06, 2018

First published in 1959, this reprint of the first edition of Edward FitzGerald’s translation of the Rubáiyát is accompanied by an introduction and notes by A J Arberry, one of Britain’s most distinguished Orientalist scholars. The Rubáiyát is a selection of poems written in Persian attributed to...

Routledge Revivals: Oriental Essays (1960): Portraits of Seven Scholars

Routledge Revivals: Oriental Essays (1960): Portraits of Seven Scholars

1st Edition

A. J. Arberry
April 06, 2018

First published in 1960, this work describes the lives and labours of six great scholars - Simon Ockley, Sir William Jones, E. W. Lane, E. H. Palmer, E.G. Browne and R. A Nicholson. These men were devoted to building a bridge between the peoples and cultures of Europe and Asia. To these...

Routledge Revivals: Classical Persian Literature (1958)

Routledge Revivals: Classical Persian Literature (1958)

1st Edition

A. J. Arberry
April 06, 2018

First published in 1958, this work by one of Britain’s most celebrated Orientalist scholars, tells the story of the rebirth of national literature in Persia after the fall of the Sᾱsᾱnian empire in the seventh century. It traces the course of this literature’s development and full maturity from the...

Routledge Revivals: The Seven Odes (1957): The First Chapter in Arabic Literature

Routledge Revivals: The Seven Odes (1957): The First Chapter in Arabic Literature

1st Edition

A. J. Arberry
April 06, 2018

These seven poems, translated by A. J. Arberry in 1957, are the most famous survivors of a vast mass of poetry produced in the Arabian Desert in the sixth century. Arberry’s introduction explains to the reader what was known about the poems and how they came to be preserved and distributed over...

Routledge Revivals: Scheherezade (1953): Tales from the Thousand and One Nights

Routledge Revivals: Scheherezade (1953): Tales from the Thousand and One Nights

1st Edition

A. J. Arberry
April 06, 2018

First published in 1953, this translation of part of the Arabian Nights by A. J. Arberry offers four famous stories in modern idiom: Aladdin, Judar, Aboukir and Abousir, and the Amorous Goldsmith. The introduction provides a brief analysis of earlier translations of the tales and explains their...

Routledge Revivals: Selected Works of A. J. Arberry

Routledge Revivals: Selected Works of A. J. Arberry

1st Edition

A. J. Arberry
August 12, 2016

A. J. Arberry is one of Britain’s most distinguished and celebrated Orientalist scholars. This set contains five of Professor Arberry’s works: Scheherezade: Tales from the Thousand and One Nights (1953) The Seven Odes: The First Chapter in Arabic literature (1957) Classical Persian Literature...

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