Edited by Moojan Momen
This is the first collection of scholarly essays on the history
of the Bahá'í Faith ever to be published as a book.
Included are the works of five scholars who have conducted original
research on specific aspects of the Bábí and Bahá'í
Two essays are concerned with Bahá'í history in Iran.
Denis MacEoin's provocative paper traces the first years of interaction
and conflict between the Shaykhí School and the emerging
Bábí Movement. Moojan Momen provides a fascinating
account of the relations of Christian missionaries in Iran with
Bábís and Bahá'ís. The three remaining
essays discuss American Bahá'í history. Peter Smith's
comprehensive survey of the American community from 1894 to 1917
adds substantially to our knowledge of that period. William Collins
offers an in-depth study of the Bahá'ís of Kenosha,
Wisconsin, where one of the first Bahá'í communities
was established. Finally, Loni Bramson-Lerche examines the development
of Bahá'í administrative procedures from 1922 to 1936.
This is the first volume in the STUDIES series and remains a classic
work of Bahá'í history. It is a basic text for any
serious study of the history of the Bahá'í Faith.
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