God's unruly friends : dervish groups in the Islamic later middle period, 1200-1550 (Book, 1994) [WorldCat.org]
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God's unruly friends : dervish groups in the Islamic later middle period, 1200-1550

Author: Ahmet T Karamustafa
Publisher: Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, ©1994.
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"Wandering dervishes formed a prominent feature of most Muslim communities well into the modern period, surviving in some regions even today. Shocking in appearance, behavior, and speech, these social misfits were revered by the public, yet denounced by cultural elites. God's Unruly Friends is the first in-depth and comprehensive survey of this enigmatic type of piety, tracing the history of the different dervish  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Karamustafa, Ahmet T., 1956-
God's unruly friends.
Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)609487836
Online version:
Karamustafa, Ahmet T., 1956-
God's unruly friends.
Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)621060611
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ahmet T Karamustafa
ISBN: 0874804566 9780874804560
OCLC Number: 30894042
Description: x, 159 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Renunciation through social deviance --
Renunciation, deviant individualism, and Sufism --
Ascetic Virtuosi --
Dervish groups in full bloom, 1200-1500 --
Dervish groups in the Ottoman Empire, 1450-1550 --
Renunciation in the later Middle Period.
Responsibility: Ahmet T. Karamustafa.

Abstract:

"Wandering dervishes formed a prominent feature of most Muslim communities well into the modern period, surviving in some regions even today. Shocking in appearance, behavior, and speech, these social misfits were revered by the public, yet denounced by cultural elites. God's Unruly Friends is the first in-depth and comprehensive survey of this enigmatic type of piety, tracing the history of the different dervish groups that roamed the lands in Western, Central and South Asia, as well as the Middle East and Southeast Europe."

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