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Schimmel, Annemarie 1922-2003

Works: 630 works in 1,945 publications in 13 languages and 29,199 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Creator, Author of introduction, Contributor, Adapter, Compiler, Honoree, Publishing director
Classifications: BP55, 297
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Islam an introduction by Annemarie Schimmel( )
24 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 2,870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mystery of numbers by Annemarie Schimmel( Book )
27 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Indonesian and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In The Mystery of Numbers Annemarie Schimmel conducts an illuminating tour of the mysteries attributed to numbers over the centuries. She begins with an informative and often surprising introduction to the origins of number systems: pre-Roman Europeans, for example, may have had one based on twenty, not ten (as suggested by the English word "score" and the French word for 80, quatrevingt - four times twenty), while the Mayans had a system more sophisticated than our own. Schimmel also reveals how our fascination with numbers has led to a rich cross-fertilization of knowledge: "Arabic" numerals, for instance, were picked up by Europe from the Arabs, who had earlier adopted them from Indian sources ("algorithm" and "algebra" are corruptions of the Arabic author and title names of a mathematical text prized in medieval Europe). But the heart of the book is an engrossing guide to the symbolism of numbers. Number symbolism, she shows, has deep roots in Western culture, from the philosophy of the Pythagoreans and Platonists, to the religious mysticism of the Cabala and the Islamic Brethren of Purity, to Kepler's belief that the laws of planetary motion should be mathematically elegant, to the unlucky thirteen. After exploring the sources of number symbolism, Schimmel examines individual numbers ranging from one to ten thousand, discussing the meanings they have had for Judaic, Christian, and Islamic traditions, with examples from Indian, Chinese, and Native American cultures as well. Two, for instance, has widely been seen as a number of contradiction and polarity. And six, according to ancient and neo-Platonic thinking, is the most perfect number because it is both the sum and the product of its parts (1+2+3=6 and 1x2x3=6). Using examples ranging from the Mayans to Shakespeare, she shows how numbers have been considered feminine and masculine, holy and evil, lucky and unlucky."
Make a shield from wisdom selected verses from Nāṣir-i Khusraw's Dīvān by Nāṣir-i Khusraw( )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Khusraw was a major poet and philosopher of the early Ismailiyya. This volume is intended to provide a better understanding of the poet's thought and contains a detailed study of the poet and his work
Mystical dimensions of Islam by Annemarie Schimmel( Book )
56 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mystical Dimensions of Islam presents, for the first time, a balanced historical treatment of the transnational phenomenon of Sufism—Islamic mysticism—from its beginnings through the nineteenth century. Through her sensitivity and deep understanding of the subject, Annemarie Schimmel, an eminent scholar of Eastern religions, draws the reader into the mood, the vision, the way of the Sufi in a manner that adds an essential ingredient to her analysis of the history of Sufism. After exploring the origins of the mystical movement in the meditations of orthodox Muslims on the Koran and the prophetic tradition, the author then discusses the development of its different stages, including classical voluntarism and postclassical theosophical mystical trends. Particular emphasis is placed on spiritual education, the different ways of leading the mystic toward the existential realization of the profound mystery of the profession of faith that "there is no deity but God." Sufi psychology and Sufi orders and fraternities are comprehensively explored. Through an examination of mystical anthropology, which culminates in the veneration of the prophet and the saints, the questions of free will and predestination, of good and evil, are implied. The main burden of the text, however, is Sufism as reflected in Islamic poetry, and Professor Schimmel examines the various aspects of mystical poetry in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Sindhi, Panjabi, and Pashto. The author skillfully demonstrates how Sufi ideals permeated the whole fabric of Muslim life, providing the average Muslim—villager or intellectual—with the virtues of perfect trust in God and the loving surrender to God's will. Professor Schimmel's long acquaintance with Turkey, Iran, and the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent provides a unique emphasis to the study, and the author's personal knowledge of Sufi practice in these regions lends a contemporary relevance to her work
My soul is a woman the feminine in Islam by Annemarie Schimmel( Book )
40 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An internationally acclaimed scholar, who has dedicated more than fifty years of her life to understanding the Islamic world. Annemarie Schimmel examines a much-misunderstood feature of Islam: the role of women. Schimmel is critical of those--especially Western feminists--who take Islam to task without taking the time to comprehend the cultures, language, and traditions of the many societies in which Islam is the majority religion. Shattering stereotypes, Schimmel reconstructs an important but little-known chapter of Islamic spirituality. With copius examples, she shows the clear equality of women and meni nthe conception of the Prophet Muhammad, the Quran, the feminine language of the mystical tradition, and the role of holy mothers and unmarried women as manifestations of God. This work is studded with luminous texts from Arabic, Turkish, Persian, and particularly Indo-Muslim cultures, which reveal how physical love can give expression to the highest forms of mysticism. -- Publisher
Islam in the Indian subcontinent by Annemarie Schimmel( )
12 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and German and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The triumphal sun a study of the works of Jalāloddin Rumi by Annemarie Schimmel( )
22 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in English and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pain and grace a study of two mystical writers of eighteenth-century Muslim India by Annemarie Schimmel( )
13 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A two-colored brocade the imagery of Persian poetry by Annemarie Schimmel( )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two-Colored Brocade: The Imagery of Persian Poetry
And Muhammad is his messenger : the veneration of the Prophet in Islamic piety by Annemarie Schimmel( Book )
18 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The empire of the great Mughals : history, art, and culture by Annemarie Schimmel( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Empire of the Great Mughals explores the political, military and economic rise of the Mughals in the early sixteenth century, their system of rule, the remarkable unfolding of their power and splendour, and their gradual collapse, until they were finally supplanted by the British colonial empire in 1857."--BOOK JACKET
Deciphering the signs of God : a phenomenological approach to Islam by Annemarie Schimmel( Book )
26 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and German and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Calligraphy and Islamic culture by Annemarie Schimmel( Book )
15 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As through a veil : mystical poetry in Islam by Annemarie Schimmel( Book )
15 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We believe in one god : the experience of God in Christianity and Islam ( Book )
9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Islamic names by Annemarie Schimmel( Book )
21 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From superstition to indications of social change, this wide-ranging guide surveys all Islamic countries to provide a detailed account of naming, helping the reader to understand Islamic historical sources and culture, as well as the names of living individuals. - Back cover
Gabriel's wing; a study into the religious ideas of Sir Muhammad Iqbal by Annemarie Schimmel( Book )
23 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Muḥammad Iqbāl, 1877-1938, Urdu poet and philosopher
Islamic calligraphy. [Institute of Religious Iconography, State University Groningen] by Annemarie Schimmel( Book )
19 editions published in 1970 in 4 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Islam in India and Pakistan by Annemarie Schimmel( Book )
12 editions published in 1982 in English and Dutch and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das Mysterium der Zahl : Zahlensymbolik im Kulturvergleich by Franz Carl Endres( Book )
39 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Djemila 1922-2003
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Jamila 1922-2003
Schimmel, A. 1922-2003
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Schimmelová, Annemarie 1922-2003
Shīmil, Ān Mārī 1922-2003
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Shinmeru, Anʹnemarī 1922-2003
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Šīmil, Annā Mārī 1922-2003
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Šīmil-Ṭārī, A. 1922-2003
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English (330)
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