Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy

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| Editors: Marco Sgarbi


Born: 1414, Khurāsānī village of Kharjerd
Died: 1492, Samarqand
  • Jari KaukuaEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_8-1


A famous Sufi scholar and poet of the fifteenth century, Jāmī’s most important philosophical contributions are his commentaries on Ibn ‘Arabī.


Indian Subcontinent Rational Science Early Education Fifteenth Century Intimate Relation 
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Primary Literature

  1. Afṣaḥzād, A. 1379. Bahārestān va rasā’il-i Jāmī. Tehran: Markaz muṭāli‘āt īrānī. AH l.Google Scholar
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Secondary Literature

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Social Sciences and PhilosophyUniversity of Jyväskylä/Academy of FinlandJyväskyläFinland