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  Hallaj:
Mystic and Martyr (Abridged edition)
Louis Massignon
Edited and translated by Herbert Mason
With a new preface by Herbert Mason

Paperback | 1994 | $35.00 / £24.95 | ISBN: 9780691019192
336 pp. | 6 x 9 | 8 pages of halftones
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Abridged from the four-volume The Passion of al-Hallaj, one of the major works of Western orientalism, this book explores the life and teaching of a famous tenth-century Sufi mystic and martyr, and in so doing describes not only his experience but also the whole milieu of early Islamic civilization. Louis Massignon (1883-1962), France's most celebrated Islamic specialist in this century and a leading Catholic intellectual, wrote of a man who was for him a personal inspiration.

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"The French original of this work has stood for most of this century as a model of the way Western scholarship can illumine a foreign culture, not patronize or denature it.... This translation climaxes one of the most focused projects of humanistic scholarship this century has seen."--Huston Smith, Commonweal

"An incomparable study of the religious forces, the social and political life, and the whole culture of the Islamic world within which [this saint] lived and died."--Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Speculum: A Journal of Mediaeval Studies

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