The Mantle of the Prophet: Religion and Politics in Iran

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Drawn from the first-hand accounts of eye-witnesses, Roy Mottahedeh's gripping account of Islam and politics in revolutionary Iran is widely regarded as one of the best records of that turbulent time ever written. Roy Mottahedeh is Gurney professor of Islamic History at Harvard University. An internationallly renowned expert, he has published extensively in this field and his academic awards include a Guggenheim and a MacArthur Prize Fellowship.

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Overview

Drawn from the first-hand accounts of eye-witnesses, Roy Mottahedeh's gripping account of Islam and politics in revolutionary Iran is widely regarded as one of the best records of that turbulent time ever written. Roy Mottahedeh is Gurney professor of Islamic History at Harvard University. An internationallly renowned expert, he has published extensively in this field and his academic awards include a Guggenheim and a MacArthur Prize Fellowship.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781851682348
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Series: Oneworld of Wisdom Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 1.24 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2008

    Rise and Fall of the Shah

    This book basically explains how the Pahlavis came to power in Iran and why they were forced from power by the Iranian Revolution. The Pahlavis are not the central figures, the people who came before and after Mohammed Reza Pahlavi are the central figures and are used to illustrate why he was forced from power. As someone raised in Europe in the 1970s, almost all of the information in this book was unfamiliar to me, and fascinating. The book is not a dry, academic tome, but instead extended prose on Shiite learning and Iranian history over the last hundred years.

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