The mantle of the prophet: religion and politics in Iran

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Oneworld, Dec 1, 2008 - History - 424 pages
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Drawn from the first-hand accounts of eyewitnesses, Roy Mottahedeh's absorbing tale of Islam and Politics in revolutionary Iran is widely regarded as one of the best records of that turbulent time ever written. This revised edition includes a new chronology detailing events in Iran from the revolution right up to the present day and Ahmadinejad's controversial regime. There is simply no better resource for understanding Iran's past, present, and future.

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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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