The Many Faces of Iranian Modernity: Sufism and Subjectivity in the Safavid and Qajar Periods [Hardback]

Robert Ames (Author)

ISBN: 9781463242374 | Published by: Gorgias Press | Series: The Modern Muslim World | Volume: 8 | Year of Publication: 2021 | Language: English 213p, H229 x W152 (mm)

The Many Faces of Iranian Modernity


This study into both reformism and mysticism demonstrates both that mystical rhetoric appeared regularly in supposedly anti-mystical modernist writing and that nineteenth- and twentieth-century Sufis actually addressed questions of intellectual and political reform in their writing, despite the common assertion that they were irrationally traditional and politically quietist.

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