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Martyr and Mystic
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Hallaj, Martyr and Mystic by Louis Massignon
1 vol. abridgement
Edited and translated by Herbert Mason
Published: Princeton University Press
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"Abridged from the four-volume The Passion of al-Hallaj, one of the major works of Western orientalism, this book explores the life and teaching of a famous tenth-century Sufi mystic and martyr, and in so doing describes not only his experience but also the whole milieu of early Islamic civilization. Louis Massignon (1883-1962), France's most celebrated Islamic specialist in this century and a leading Catholic intellectual, wrote of a man who was for him a personal inspiration." (