Anarchist, Artist, Sufi: The Politics, Painting, and Esotericism of Ivan Aguéli (Islam of the Global West) (Paperback)

Anarchist, Artist, Sufi: The Politics, Painting, and Esotericism of Ivan Aguéli (Islam of the Global West) By Mark Sedgwick (Editor) Cover Image
By Mark Sedgwick (Editor)
This item is backordered and not currently available. Please contact us for an estimated availability date.

Description


This book follows the life of Ivan Agu li, the artist, anarchist, and esotericist, notable as one of the earliest Western intellectuals to convert to Islam and to explore Sufism. This book explores different aspects of his life and activities, revealing each facet of Agu li's complex personality in its own right. It then shows how esotericism, art, and anarchism finally found their fulfillment in Sufi Islam.

The authors analyze how Agu li's life and conversion show that Islam occupied a more central place in modern European intellectual history than is generally realized. His life reflects several major modern intellectual, political, and cultural trends. This book is an important contribution to understanding how he came to Islam, the values and influences that informed his life, and-ultimately-the role he played in the modern Western reception of Islam.

About the Author


Mark Sedgwick is Professor of Arab and Islamic Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781350229563
ISBN-10: 1350229563
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: October 20th, 2022
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Islam of the Global West