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Mystics, Monarchs and Messiahs : Cultural Landscapes of Early Modern Iran
by Kathryn Babayan


Overview - Focusing on idealists and visionaries who believed that Justice could reign in our world, this book explores the desire to experience utopia on earth. Reluctant to await another existence -another form, or eternal life following death and resurrection -individuals with ghuluww, or exaggeration, emerged at the advent of Islam, expecting to attain the apocalyptic horizon of Truth.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Focusing on idealists and visionaries who believed that Justice could reign in our world, this book explores the desire to experience utopia on earth. Reluctant to await another existence -another form, or eternal life following death and resurrection -individuals with ghuluww, or exaggeration, emerged at the advent of Islam, expecting to attain the apocalyptic horizon of Truth. In their minds, Muhammad's prophecy represented one such cosmic moment of transformation. Even in the early modern period, some denizens of Islamdom continued to hope for a utopia despite aborted promises and expectations.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780932885289
  • ISBN-10: 0932885284
  • Publisher: Harvard Center for Population and Development
  • Publish Date: September 2003
  • Page Count: 270
  • Dimensions: 8.36 x 5.54 x 1.36 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.54 pounds

Series: Harvard Middle Eastern Monographs

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Books > History > Middle East - General
Books > History > Modern - 17th Century
Books > Religion > Islam - General

 
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