Arthur John Arberry, as Head of the Department of Classics at Cairo University, acquired a firsthand knowledge of literary and social conditions in the Islamic. Results 1 – 12 of 27 The Doctrine of The Sufis: Kitab al-Ta’arruf li-Madhhab Ahl al-Tasawwuf. Jun 7, by Abu Bakr Al-Kalabadhi and Arthur John Arberry. ARTHUR JOHN ARBERRY. The death of Professor Arthur John Arberry at his home in Cambridge on. 2 October , at the age of 64, after a long-drawn-out.

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He appears to arthru died between a. With the outbreak of war in he was transferred to the War Office and then to the Ministry of Information in London. The Spiritual Physic of Rhazestr.

He attended Portsmouth Grammar School, and entered Pembroke College, Cambridge, inwhere he studied classics and oriental languages. Other Finding Aids None. Arberry himself recounted in an autobiographical sketch how he had come to lose his Christian arbrery, despite his family roots as “strict believers of the Christian evangelical school”; however, paradoxically, his faith was restored following his long in-depth studies of the mystics of Islam.

Arthur John Arberry

Revelation and Reason in IslamLondon, Specimens of Arabic and Persian PalaeographyLondon, More Tales from the Masnavitr. Hafiz went on to become a professor of Koranic exegesis in a college specially founded for him. His most outstanding work was the English translation of the Koran, which superseded all previous efforts in this field.

Sufism, an account of the iohn of Islam by A. Arabic literature Arabic poetry Arberry, A. Retrieved August 11, Arberry is also notable for introducing Rumi ‘s works to the west through his selective translations and for translating the important anthology of medieval Andalucian Arabic poetry The Pennants of the Champions and the Standards of the Distinguished. Please help improve this arbeery by adding citations to reliable sources.

There is also a scrapbook of oriental newscuttings, reproductions of oriental manuscripts and typescripts of works by other writers.


Arberry, A. J. (Arthur John) 1905-1969

Each poem has a literal English translation on the facing page; the notes, on points of language and style, are placed at the foot across the whole opening.

Acquisition Information Purchased with the library of Professor A. Arthur John Arberry was a British orientalist, scholar, translator, editor, and author who wrote, translated, or edited about 90 books on Persian- and Arab-language subjects. These men were devoted to building a bridge between the peoples of Europe and Asia.

Arthur Arberry: Correspondence and papers – Archives Hub

Arberry’s translation has been the finest one available, artgur magnificently written verse making the Koran accessible to arbeery Western audience.

Experts from many parts of the world contributed individual chapters, and the whole work was co-ordinated by jihn team of leading scholars, making it an erudite study that will be of interest to anyone interested in the historical impact of Islam in the Middle East. December 15, Last Updated: After graduation and a study year in Cairo, during which time he also srthur Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria, he was appointed head of the classics department at Cairo University inbut returned to London in as assistant librarian at the India Office.

The Cambridge School of ArabicCambridge, He worked in the Ministry of Information,and thereafter became Professor of Persian and of Arabic at London University. Biographical notes on the poets are placed at the end of the book. Most widely held works about A. This man was accused of being a heretic and had to defend himself by writing an explanation that his statements were misinterpreted and that the accusers were not properly informed regarding the topic.

The collection includes two catalogues relating to A. Inhis war work finished, he was appointed to succeed Argerry. As a young man he devoted himself to the study of poetry and theology, and also became learned in mystic philosophy.

Revelation and reason in Islam by A. This article about an Islamic scholar is a stub. The intention is to present a panorama of Muslim life and thought and achievement as depicted from within.


If you enter several tags, separate with commas. Archive Record Table of contents. Project Page Feedback Known Problems. The passages chosen, however, have been taken from the most highly esteemed and authoritative works; and the attempt has been made to construct a balanced and rounded picture.

A.J. Arberry biography and a review of his work

arbwrry J Arberry Book 59 editions published between and in English and held by 1, WorldCat member libraries worldwide It is generally accepted that the Middle East witnessed the ancient rise of monotheism and its dissemination. Born at Portsmouth on 12 Mayhe went to Cambridge Arthhr in with a classics scholarship and subsequently studied Persian and Arabic with R. The three faiths predominantly concerned – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – have retained their separateness and have been in different degrees torn asunder by schisms; but less well known has been the degree of co-operation between arghur three faiths and their multifarious sects, throughout history.

Arberry published arbeerry sixty works, as well as a translation of the Koran A Maltese AnthologyOxford, This article needs additional citations for verification. Aspects of Islamic civilization as depicted in the original texts by A. Shiraz; Persian city of saints and poets by A. British OrientalistsLondon, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Submit a Book Review. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. In he was appointed Professor of Arabic at Cambridge University.

It begins with a substantial introduction in English by Professor Arberry on the development, nature, forms and rhythms of Arabic poetry. The Koran InterpretedLondon, Omar Khayyam and FitzGeraldLondon, British Jonh to Persian StudiesLondon,