Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Dīvān-i Shams-i Tabrīzī
(968 words)

‘Shams-i Tabrīzī’s book of verse’

Mawlānā Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī

Date: Begun in 1244 and continued until Rūmī’s death in 1273

Original Language: Persian


The Dīvān-i Shams is the most celebrated collection of ecstatic lyrical love poetry in Persian literature, which in metaphysical insight, expression of spiritual realities, deep wisdom and philosophical subtleties, remains unrivalled by any other book of verse in the world’…

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Lewisohn, Leonard, “ Dīvān-i Shams-i Tabrīzī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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