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[Revised entry by Roxanne Marcotte on March 29, 2019. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Trained in Avicennan Peripateticism, Shihab al-Din al-Suhrawardi (1154 - 1191) has become the eponym of an 'Illuminationist' (ishraqi) philosophical tradition. Since none of his works was translated into Latin, he remained unknown in the West. However, a number of philosophical circles in the Islamic East studied his works from the 13th century onwards. Around the mid-20th century, Henry Corbin worked relentlessly to edit and publish Suhrawardi's works,...

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