Chapter 6. Historiography of Sufi Studies in the West

  1. Youssef M. Choueiri
  1. Alexander Knysh

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996423.ch7

A Companion to the History of the Middle East

A Companion to the History of the Middle East

How to Cite

Knysh, A. (2005) Historiography of Sufi Studies in the West, in A Companion to the History of the Middle East (ed Y. M. Choueiri), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996423.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405106818

Online ISBN: 9780470996423

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Keywords:

  • sufism;
  • historiography;
  • heuristic validity;
  • islamic studies;
  • reformism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Western Studies of Sufism in a Historical Perspective

  • Sufi Studies in a Historical Perspective

  • The Founding Discourses

  • Sufi Studies in Russia and the Soviet Union in the Twentieth Century

  • Sufi Studies in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century

  • Some Major Themes and Research Foci

  • Conclusions