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ShirazFarsKalmiat Press site has posted the following note:

The Genesis of the Babi-Baha’i Faiths in Shiraz and Fars

 By Mirza Habibu’llah Afnan. Translated and Annotated by Ahang Rabbani.

Published by Brill Numen Book Series

This book relates over one hundred years of the history of the Babi and Baha’i religions in Iran. Its author was born into the family of the Bab, raised by the Bab’s widow, and ultimately became the Custodian of the Bab’s house.  Therefore, he brings unique insight to the early history of the Faith in Shiraz and Fars. The memoir is lucidly translated and fully annotated by Ahang Rabbani, making the text more valuable and more accessible.



4 Responses

  1. tooba

    August 26, 2009 1:12 pm

    Congratulations on the publication of this invaluable contribution to the historiography of the Faith in English language. This is an absolutely useful source for anybody interested in the history of the Baha’i religion in Iran.

  2. Admin

    August 26, 2009 6:10 pm

    Dear Amir,

    We wondered about the price as well, so made some inquiries. As it turns out, Brill markets their books almost exclusively to universities and such academic places, where such expensive books can be afforded. (And Brill doesn’t pay any royalties!) The good news is that this book can be borrowed through interlibrary loan, so it can be read for free.


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