An Islamic Utopian: A Political Biography of Ali Shariati

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I.B.Tauris, Jun 3, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 418 pages
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This book provides a new understanding of a man who played a significant part in the Iranian revolution and an analysis of a current of political Islam that has influenced movements throughout the Middle East.This full-length political biography looks at Ali Shari`ati's life and thought in the context of the complex and contradictory cultural, social, and political conditions of the Iranian society that shaped him.
  

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Contents

The Political and Religious Setting
1
Father and Teacher
11
The Movement of GodWorshipping Socialists
24
From Child to Adult
35
The Young Intellectual and Political Activist
49
The University Years
69
Paris
88
Looking to the Future
104
A Cat and Mouse Game
210
Hosseiniyeh Ershad
226
Ershad
246
Restoration
260
The Word
280
Insurrectionary Discourse
297
Cultivating Martyrs
312
Imprisonment
330

Schooling in Paris
117
Homeward Bound
133
Mystical Murmurs
144
At Mashhad University
176
Shariatis Audience and Discourse at the University of Mashhad
193
The Curtain Falls
350
Notes
371
Select Bibliography
403
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About the author (2000)

Ali Rahnema is Professor of Economics at the American University of Paris.

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