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Published by Routledge in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Sufism -- Europe,
  • Sufism -- North America

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Ron Geaves, Markus Dressler, and Gritt Klinkhammer.
SeriesRoutledge Sufi series
ContributionsGeaves, Ron., Dressler, Markus., Klinkhammer, Gritt Maria.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBP188.8.E9 S83 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18733287M
ISBN 109780415457118, 9780203883648
LC Control Number2008030177

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