Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The Genesis of the Bábi-Bahá'í Faiths in Shíráz and Fárs

Leiden: Brill, 2008. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xix, (3), 404pp. Indices and bibliography. Pictorial buckram with black spine lettered in white. Illustrated with several photographs and a map. A fine but ex-library copy (with minimal markings; i.e. rubber stamps on title page & bottom of text block).

The Bábí and Baháʾí Faiths represent two of the most important religious movements of modern times. This book relates the story of the evolution of the Bábí-Baháʾí community, beginning with the birth of its founder, Siyyid ʾAlí-Muhammad, known as the Báb, in 1819 and then traced over the next century and a half in the city of his birth, Shíráz. Its author, Mírzá Habíbuʾlláh Afnán, was himself born in the house of the Báb, reared by the widow of the Báb, who shared with him many stories of the Báb’s life, then spent nearly a year with Baháʾuʾlláh in the ʾAkka-Haifa area, and some ten years in close proximity to Baháʾuʾlláh’s son ʾAbduʾl-Bahá. He served for the next half century as the hereditary custodian of the house of the Báb, and as such was uniquely qualified to tell the story of the Bábí-Baháʾí Faiths in the city of Shíráz in remarkable and moving detail. (Publisher)

Contents: Foreword by translator --; Notes on the present translation --; Acknowledgments --; Text : translation of Táríkh amrí Fárs va Shíráz.; The childhood and early life of the Báb ;; Commerce and marriage ;; The burning bush ;; Return of the Báb to Shíráz ;; Vahíd and the Nayríz episodes ;; The household of Hujjat ;; Conversion of the family of the Báb ;; First Baháʼí martyrs of Shíráz in 1871 ;; The passing of Khadíjih Bagum ;; Events of 1880s ;; Events of early 1890s ;; Troubles in Ábádih ;; Profile of turmoil : spring 1903 ;; Restoration of the house of the Báb ;; Political turmoil and constitutional revolt ;; Baháʼí martyrdom in Nayríz ;; Political reforms and upheavals of 1909-10 --; Appendices : materials for the study of the Baháʼí community of Shíráz.; Glimpses of Shíráz, 1910-1951 ;; Baháʼí historical places in Shíráz ;; The governors of Fárs ;; Conversion of the great-uncle of the Báb ;; The paternal genealogy of the Báb ;; The Afnán family : some biographical notes ;; Fárs and Shíráz ;; Surih Hajj for the house of the Báb in Shiraz.

Volume 122 in the Brill's series, "Numen Book Series. Studies in the History of Religions." near fine. Item #52959
ISBN: 9789004170544

Price: $95.00

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