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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Sufism in the Secret History of Persia.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
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|Description:||1 online resource (251 pages).|
|Contents:||Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction: Iranian or Persian? The religious landscape of Iranian identity; 1 The macrohistorical pursuit of secret Persia and the Sufi myth-history; 2 From Mithra to Zarathushtra; 3 The Gathas and Mithra; 4 Mithraism and the parallels of Sufism; 5 The resurgence of "Persianate" identity in the transmission and fusion of ancient Iranian ideas within Islam; 6 From late antiquity to neo-Mazdakism; 7 Later antiquity: Mazdak and the Sasanian crisis. 8 Between late antiquity and Islam: The case of Salman the Persian and Waraqa (the Christian scribe)9 The end of the journey: Persian Sufism; Conclusion; Select bibliography; Index.|