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The Mantle of the Prophet 2nd Edition Edition
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Sometimes I found names mixed, to many names with too different philosophies to keep up, so it is a fast book to read, time to time you may have to come back and repeat.
This book gives descriptions of all areas of life under the Ayatollahs, from the law courts, to the marketplaces, the army, to the mosques themselves, and introduces us to real people who lived through those frightening times. This book is as important today in the age of nuclear proliferation as it was when first published in 1985. Anyone who wants to learn about life inside fundamentalist Iran would do no better than to add The Mantle of the Prophet to her reading list.
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There are many books on the 1979 revolution in Iran but this is by far one of the most engaging. Mixing history with the story of a cleric from Qom allows the author to exemplify... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kim
The book is wonderful in that it goes past simple history and tries to give you the upmost context possible. Read morePublished 4 months ago by hussein shahine
This work relates much of the religious background to the 1978 Iranian Revolution with it's focus on Shia learning. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Thomas
Very worthwhile and useful: to try to understand and appreciate the psychology of a people you need to know its history.Published 15 months ago by ALOISI DE LARDEREL F
Iran is the only majority Muslim country today that still has a conscious connection to its pre-Islamic past. This book is not only about Islam. Read morePublished on March 21, 2014 by Xerxes
If there is a good book that is along the same lines that tells of the clergy in America or Israel I am interested. I pray.Published on December 21, 2013 by Charles Gladman
The depth of understanding I came away with was enlightening...Dr. Mottahedeh illustrates a historically rich culture that is often overlooked.Published on October 29, 2013 by Clean burn
Beautifully written. The author develops his primary story while smoothly including much information on concurrent side events with their personalities and issues.Published on September 7, 2013 by Ellen Wheaton
Got this to use as a reference for a course on the Psychology of Terrorism. Work provides good insight into societal norms in Iranian society to compare/contrast with those in U.S. Read morePublished on August 10, 2013 by Tex Out West