Alexander Fodor

Alexander Fodor Sufism and Magic

Sufism and Magic

Amulets from the Islamic World

Helikon Castle Museum, Keszthely
Langue: anglais
1. Edition ()
Hardcover, 160 pages
ISBN 9789630673303
Disponibilité: livraison immédiate
69.00 € 

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The book contains the detailed descrip­tions and pictures of 68 Islamic amulets and other items related to magic, in the widest sense of the word, or to mysti­cism. They have been selected from the collec­tions of the Tareq Rajab Museum in Kuwait and can be dated to the 18th-20th centu­ries. The majo­rity of the pieces are connected to the Sufis, the mystics of Islam who have been played a promi­nent role in manu­fac­tu­ring, using and disse­mi­na­ting them in this period. The author disc­loses the basic Sufi ideas that are mani­fested in the objects and shows why Sufis have been parti­cu­larly been predis­tined to become involved in magical practices. General readers, specia­lists, collec­tors of Islamic art objects and students may equally find inte­rest in the book.

Alex­ander Fodor was Professor of Arabic at the Eötvös Loránd Univer­­­sity in Buda­pest and Corres­­pon­­ding Member of the Academy of Arabic Language in Cairo. He passed away in 2014.

Intro­duc­tion 30 pp and 130 pp Cata­logue of Objects in colour; format ca.21 x 27 cm.