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Rūmī and the hermeneutics of eroticism

Author: Mahdi Tourage
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.
Series: Iran studies, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first systematic examination of the esoteric significance of the bawdy tales and explicit sexual passages present in R?m?'s (d. 1273) ""Mathnaw?, "" a masterpiece of medieval Perso-Islamic mystical literature and theosophic teachings. Using the relevant features of postmodern theories as strategic conceptual tools, and drawing on the recent interpretations of medieval kabbalistic texts, it is a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tourage, Mahdi.
Rūmī and the hermeneutics of eroticism.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007
(DLC) 2007038667
(OCoLC)173299113
Named Person: Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana; Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana; Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana; Djalāl al-Dīn Rūmī.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mahdi Tourage
ISBN: 9789047422730 9047422732
OCLC Number: 311317661
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 260 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The Bawdy tales of the Mathnawī in the context of Persian mystical poetry --
The nexus between esotericism and eroticism --
Phallocentric esotericism in the tale of the slave girl who satisfied her sexual urges with her mistress's donkey --
The phallus and the subject --
The hermeneutics of eroticism --
Visions of esoteric secrets in two miniature paintings of the Mathnawī's Bawdy tales.
Series Title: Iran studies, v. 2.
Responsibility: by Mahdi Tourage.

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Drawing on relevant postmodern theories, and exploring the link between the dynamics of eroticism and esotericism, this book establishes the esoteric significance of the bawdy tales in Rumi's (d.  Read more...

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