The Mantle of the Prophet: Religion and Politics in Iran by Roy Mottahedeh
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A professor at Harvard, Roy Mottahedeh has written an intellectual history as stirring and graceful as any novel. He sets the intimate biography of a young cleric against the vast epic of Iranian thought from Zoroaster to Avicenna, Kasravi to Khomeini. The Mantle of the Prophet is literary, learned, and deeply felt; the writing is splendid and the story is an education for the Western reader unaware of the powerful tides of Shi’ite and Persian thought over a period of centuries.