Rumi and SufismRumi and Sufism

Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch

Essay
ISBN: 0-942996-08-9 • $12.95 • 167 pp.
1989
Second Edition
Translated from the French by Simone Fattal
Illustrated with 45 photographs, charts, and maps. Index and bibliography.

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“This book is an excellent introduction to one of the greatest spiritual masters of all time. Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch gives a clear and scholarly exposition of his life and thought; plus a history of the subsequent development of the Mevlevi Order and a good introduction to Sufism in general. She draws out the universality of Rumi’s thought, describing how in his lifetime he had followers from all the religions–including atheists. Containging as it does extracts from Rumi’s letters and works which are not yet available in English, this book will interest even those who already know something about Rumi.”
The New England Review of Books; September 1989

“Containing as it does extracts from Rumi’s letters and works which are not yet available in English, this book will interest even those who already know something about Rumi.”
Beshara Magazine, England


Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch (1909-1999), a French scholar, researcher for the Centre national de la recherche scientifique, translator and writer best known for her translations of Rumi. Originally published in the Maîtres Spirituels series published by Le Seuil in French.