* NES 323 (EM) Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit
Introduction to Early Sufism (ca. AD 800-AD 1200)
Sample reading list:
R.A. Nicholson, Translations from Rûmî, Dîvân; Masnavî
Miguel Asín Palacios, La Escatología musulmana en la Divina Comedia
Henry Corbin, Avicenna and the Visionary Recital
R.J.W. Austin, Translation of Ibn Arabî's Fusûs al-Hikam
Toshihiko Izutsu, Sufism and Taoism
75-100 page reading per week. Students are expected to submit a short (ca. 12-page) midterm essay and longer (ca. 20-page) final essay.
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 25%
Paper in lieu of Final - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%
The Fall term discusses Early Sufism (ca. AD 800 - AD 1200), its social organization and the growth and flowering of the Neoplatonic and Gnostic currents in Islamic thought under the Baghdâd caliphs and Seljuk sultans in the Near East and Almohad rulers in Spain, while the Spring term addresses Later Sufism, ca. AD 1200 - modern times and the overwhelming influence of the Spanish-Muslim Ibn `Arabî (d. 1240 AD) on all higher Islamic mystical speculation and poetical literature.
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