The Mantle of the Prophet: Religion and Politics in Iran
Oneworld, 2000 - Iran - 416 pages
Drawn from the first-hand accounts of eyewitnesses, 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.
The true story of a young mullah, his life in the sacred shrine city of Qom, and the dramatic events of the 1979 Revolution, this enthralling account paints a vivid picture of contemporary Iran, while providing a panoramic survey of Muslim, Shi'ite and Persian culture from the Middle Ages to the present day. From the ancient time of Zoroaster to the world of Khomeini, this sweeping saga interweaves biography with history, politics and religion to offer new levels of understanding into Iran past, present and future.
Written with feeling, sympathy and clarity, Professor Mottahedeh's compelling and highly readable account offers a unique insight into one of the most significant players on the contemporary world stage.
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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