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 'On the mystical poetry of the Persians and Hindus'
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William Jones

Date: 1792

Original Language: English

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Published in 1792, ‘On the mystical poetry of the Persians and Hindus’ is an essay describing Oriental mystical poetry for Western readers. It emphasises the contemporary relevance of the allegorical tradition within both Muslim and Hindu cultures (Franklin, ‘Orientalist Jones’, p. 275) as well as the compatibility of their mysticism and religion with each other and with Christianity.

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Baghaei-Abchooyeh, Hadi, “ 'On the mystical poetry of the Persians and Hindus'”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_31341>



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