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The wine of wisdom : the life, poetry and philosophy of Omar Khayyam

Author: Mehdi Amin Razavi
Publisher: Oxford : Oneworld, ©2005.
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"Loved by the free-spirited, hated by his orthodox peers; a stranger in both his homeland and the West: the complexities and contradictions surrounding the life of Omar Khayyam are reconstructed for the first time in this new book." "This comprehensive study draws on a host of sources, placing Khayyam within the context of his own time, and exploring, through his philosophy and poetry, his lifelong preoccupation  Read more...
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Razavi, Mehdi Amin, 1957-
Wine of wisdom.
Oxford : Oneworld, c2005
(OCoLC)607598339
Named Person: Omar Khayyam; ʻUmar Ḫaiyām.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mehdi Amin Razavi
ISBN: 1851683550 9781851683550 9781851685042 1851685049
OCLC Number: 57355143
Description: vi, 396 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Khayyam's life and works --
2. Reconstructing a tarnished image : Omar Khayyam according to his contemporaries and biographers --
3. Khayyam within the intellectual context of his time --
4. The Ruba'iyyat --
5. Khayym and Sufism --
6. Khayyam's philosophical thought --
7. Khayyam the scientist --
8. Khayyam in the West --
App. A. Translations of the philosophical treatises --
App. B. The Ruba'iyyat --
Edward FitzGerald's translation --
App. C. Arabic poems of Omar Khayyam
Responsibility: Mehdi Aminrazavi.
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Covering his extraordinary life, his poetry and his neglected philosophical writings, this is a comprehensive biography of the legendary Omar Khayyam.  Read more...

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