Reading Slowly. A Festschrift for Jens E. Braarvig. 2018, 13-27
This article is a short synopsis of parts of my monograph, Alvestad (2016), about the Uppsala manuscript, O. nova 546, of Muḥammed Hevāʾī Üskūfī Bosnevī´s literary work Maḳbūl-i ʿārif [Dear to the Wise] from 1631. Thus, in this article I first outline the motivation behind my monograph. Subsequently I present in more detail the author of Maḳbūl-i ʿārif—namely, Muḥammed Hevāʾī Üskūfī Bosnevī, before I turn to the work itself and the extant manuscripts thereof. Next I briefly outline some methodological issues before I provide a taste of some of the parts of Maḳbūl-i ʿārif. The final section is devoted to a summary and further outlook.