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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
by Said Amir Arjomand
University of Chicago Press, 1984
eISBN: 978-0-226-92480-9 | Paper: 978-0-226-02784-5 | Cloth: 978-0-226-02782-1
Library of Congress Classification DS292.A75 1984
Dewey Decimal Classification 955

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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.

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