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The Dervishes of Turkey Lucy M. Garnett

The Dervishes of Turkey

Lucy M. Garnett

Published December 1st 1991
ISBN : 9780863040528
Hardcover
202 pages
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First published in 1912, The Dervishes of Turkey presents information collected in Ottoman Turkey in the early part of this century about the Dervish orders, as Ms. Garnett perceived them. In the foreword, O. M. Burke describes three types of booksMoreFirst published in 1912, The Dervishes of Turkey presents information collected in Ottoman Turkey in the early part of this century about the Dervish orders, as Ms. Garnett perceived them. In the foreword, O. M. Burke describes three types of books about Sufism: books written by the Sufis themselves--past and present--which are intended to instruct- books by outsiders such as orientalists, who are never aware of the method of extracting currently relevant materials from traditional ones- and what he calls museum materials--superseded manifestations of Sufism on which imitators in both East and West have tried to build whole schools and orders.According to Burke, The Dervishes of Turkey, a major source for many orientalists, combines the faults and virtues of the latter two.