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Khomeini: Life of the Ayatollah

Khomeini: Life of the Ayatollah
Baqer Moin

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This biography examines the process which saw an old Muslim theologian overthrow the Shah of Iran and become the leader of a militant Islamic regime. It examines the background and early life of the Ayatollah and the ideas and beliefs that lay behind his opposition to the Shah and formed the foundation of the new Islamic state.

Table of Contents

  • The orphan - childhood in Khomein;
  • in the seminary - student years in Qom;
  • in search of perfection - taking refuge in mysticism;
  • the formation of a politician - Reza Shah and after;
  • challenging his majesty - Khomeini and the Shah in conflict;
  • the leader - Khomeini and the 1963 uprising;
  • arrest and imprisonment -the emergence of a political ayatollah;
  • in the den of snakes -exile in Turkey and Iraq;
  • waiting in the wings - Iran prepares for revolution;
  • Khomeini in Paris - the end of an empire;
  • revolution -the return of the Imam;
  • the ruler - creating an Islamic republic;
  • the warrior and his theocracy - Khomeini defies the world;
  • the rise of the phoenix - Khomeini's last months;
  • Khomeini's end -death of a patriarch.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.

ISBN: 9781850431282
Publication Date: 11 Jun 1999
Number of Pages: 400
Height: 234
Width: 156
Illustrations: bibliography, index

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