The Shadow of God and the Hidden Imam: Religion, Political Order, and Societal Change in Shi'ite Iran from the Beginning to 1890 - Publications of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (Paperback)
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The Shadow of God and the Hidden Imam: Religion, Political Order, and Societal Change in Shi'ite Iran from the Beginning to 1890 - Publications of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 30/11/2010
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Dismissing oversimplified and politically-charged views of the politics of Shi'ite Islam, Said Amir Arjomand offers a richly researched sociological and historical study of Shi'ism and the political order of premodern Iran that exposes the roots of what became Khomeini's theocracy.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226027845
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 595 g
Dimensions: 23 x 15 x 2 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This book deserves to be read by anyone concerned with the relationship between religion and state in Iran and Islam." - New Republic "This is an important book.... Arjomand has certainly challenged much contemporary Western scholarship and made an important contribution to the continuing debate on the subject of religion and politics in [Shi'ite] Islam." - American Historical Review "A remarkable achievement in providing a sustained, solid theoretical perspective on a massive movement in modern Islamic societies, while advancing the sociological study of Islam to an unsurpassed level.... Supported by an impressive and unprecedented analytical examination of theological and juridical texts." - Contemporary Sociology "Very illuminating.... Rich and comprehensive.... A sophisticated analysis of the history of Shi'ite influence on political action in Iran." - American Journal of Sociology"

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