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Sufism in the Secret History of Persia.

Author: Milad Milani
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: Gnostica.
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Sufism formed one of the cultures of resistance which has existed in the social fabric of Persia since antiquity. Such resistance continues to manifest itself today with many looking to Sufism as a model of cooperation between East and West, between traditional and modern. ''Sufism in the Secret History of Persia'' explores the place of Sufi mysticism in Iran''s intellectual and spiritual consciousness through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Milani, Milad.
Sufism in the Secret History of Persia.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Milad Milani
ISBN: 9781317544593 1317544595
OCLC Number: 893333112
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.
Series Title: Gnostica.

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Sufism formed one of the cultures of resistance which has existed in the social fabric of Persia since antiquity. Such resistance continues to manifest itself today with many looking to Sufism as a model of cooperation between East and West, between traditional and modern. ''Sufism in the Secret History of Persia'' explores the place of Sufi mysticism in Iran''s intellectual and spiritual consciousness through traditional and contemporary Sufi thinkers and writers. Sufism in the Secret History of Persia examines the current of spirituality which extends from the old Iranian worship of Mithra t.

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