The Mantle of the Prophet (Paperback)

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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 current 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's past, present and future.

Written with feeling, sympathy and clarity, 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.

About the Author

Roy Mottahedeh is Gurney Professor of Islamic History at Harvard University. An internationally renowned expert, his academic awards include a Guggenheim and a MacArthur Prize Fellowship.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781851686162
ISBN-10: 1851686169
Publisher: ONEWorld Publications
Publication Date: October 1st, 2008
Pages: 424
Language: English

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