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Dervishes Epicurean and Fanatical

Mark Sedgwick

in Western Sufism: From the Abbasids to the New Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199977642
eISBN:
9780190622701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977642.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter looks at Western understandings of Sufism other than those already considered (as mysticism and as esoteric universalism). It shows how these understandings developed during the ... More


From The Haggadah to The Rubáiyát

Joseph P. Ansell

in Arthur Szyk: Artist, Jew, Pole

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774945
eISBN:
9781789623314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774945.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter primarily discusses the background and context of Arthur Szyk's most enduring work, The Haggadah. It also provides an analysis of the work and its publication. For much of the 1930s, ... More


Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation

Michael Harris

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175836
eISBN:
9781400885527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175836.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

What do pure mathematicians do, and why do they do it? Looking beyond the conventional answers, this book offers an eclectic panorama of the lives and values and hopes and fears of mathematicians in ... More


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