The mantle of the Prophet: religion and politics in Iran

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Simon and Schuster, 1985 - History - 416 pages
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A noted authority on Iranian culture tells the story of the education of a modern Islamic teacher, from childhood to ayatolla--a story interwoven with scenes from Iran's history and biographical sketches of its key figures

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User Review  - Gary - Goodreads

This was a long book filled with good writing, and if it had been on a topic of more a personal interest to me, it would have received a higher rating. As it was, though, this was a text for a course ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aadil Khwaja - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this as a historical account and as a story about a guy (who is actually a mishmash of numerous people, for everyone's anonymity and protection) who just learns about himself as he grows. Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1985)

Roy Mottahedeh is Gurney Professor of Islamic History at Harvard University. An internationally 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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