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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Mottahedeh uses extensively the personal lives and accounts of real Iranians who lived during the critical era that eventually led to 1979. The book manages to show how Iranian history and thought ... Read full review


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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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