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Published: 01 May 2017

288 Pages | 2 b/w illus., 10 b/w tables

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474415859

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The World of Image in Islamic Philosophy

Ibn Sina, Suhrawardi, Shahrazuri and Beyond

L. W. C. van Lit

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Apocalypticism and Eschatology

  • Sets the record straight for the provenance and development of the idea of a world of image
  • Reconsiders the extent of Suhrawardi's innovation and his importance for the development of philosophy in the Islamic world
  • Shows the surprising trajectory of the development and reception of his idea
  • Gives an insight to the nature of commentary writing in premodern Islamic discourse