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Dr Leonard Lewisohn

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Biography

Author, translator and lecturer in the area of Islamic studies and a specialist in Persian language and Sufi literature, Dr Lewisohn is a Research Associate at the Centre of Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, as well as a Research Associate and Outreach Co-ordinator and lecturer in Persian at The Institute of Ismaili Studies. Dr Lewisohn‘s works include Beyond Faith and Fidelity: the Sufi Poetry and Teachings of Mahmud Shabistari (London, 1993), a critical edition of Divan-i Muhammad Shirin Maghribi (Tehran, 1993) and several works of translation on Persian Sufism. He has also edited The Heritage of Sufism in three volumes (Oxford, 1999) and contributed articles to the Encyclopaedia of Islam, Encyclopaedia Iranica, and various academic journals. His present research project is on the esoteric traditions of Islam.