Baha'i Library Online

Short excerpts from published works, including early mentions of the Babi or Baha'i religions. For chapters and longer excerpts, see Published Articles or Essays.

Book excerpts and historical mentions

  1. Eileen Maddocks. 1844: Convergence in Prophecy for Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and the Bahá'í Faith (2018). Parallels between the Millerite expectations of Christ's return in the West, expectations of the return of the Twelfth Imam in the East, and emergence of the Twin Prophets of the Bahá'í Faith — as promised in the Hebrew scriptures — from Shi'i Islam.
  2. Constance Elizabeth Maud. Abdu'l-Baha (1924). Chapter on Abdu'l-Bahá and Qurratu'l-Ayn, from a book of biographical studies.
  3. Marc Edmund Jones. Abdu'l-Baha's horoscope (1974). Abdu'l-Bahá's Horoscope, as prepared by a non-Bahá'í.
  4. Thomas E. Finegan, ed. Abdul Baha; Babism (1922). Two short encyclopedia entries.
  5. Thomas Gaskell Allen and William Lewis Sachtleben. Across Asia on a Bicycle: Through Persia to Samarkand (1894). A travelogue through Tabreez, with a short but somewhat hostile history of the Bab.
  6. Henry Savage-Landor. Across Coveted Lands (1903). Brief mention of the Bahá'ís of Yazd.
  7. Ronald Sinclair. Adventures in Persia: To India by the Back Door (1988). Travel diary, including a description of Tabriz and a mention of the martyrdom of the Báb.
  8. H. A. Walter. Ahmadiya Movement, The (1918). Old commentary on similarities and difference between the Ahmadiya and Bábí-Bahá'í movements.
  9. Leonard Harris and Charles Molesworth. Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher (2008). Three paragraphs mentioning the Bahá'í Faith.
  10. Julius Richter. Allgemeine Evangelische Missionsgeschichte: Mission und Evangelisation im Orient, vol. 2 (1908). Three-page discussion of Bahá'í history and thought.
  11. Dan Rather. American Dream, The: Stories from the Heart of Our Nation (2001). Commentary on Bahá'í persecutions, by a famous TV news anchor.
  12. Harry Charles Luke. Anatolica (1924). One-page discussion of Mirza Yahya, Subh-i-Azal.
  13. Shahrough Akhavi. Anti-Bahá'í Campaign, The (1980). Detailed historical account of the 1955 persecutions in Iran.
  14. Mehdi Abedi and Michael M. J. Fischer. Anti-Bahá'í Society, The (1990). Autobiographical stories of Abedi and his involvement in opposition to the Bahá'í Faith in Iran with the "Anjoman-e Zedd-e Bahá'íyat."
  15. Harvey Henry Smith and et al.. Area Handbook for Iran (1971). One-page overview of Bahá'í history.
  16. John David Rees. Bab and Babism, The (1896). An early, brief account of Bábí history and speculation about the presence of the Bábís (i.e. Bahá'ís) in contemporary Iran by a British colonial official and traveller.
  17. John David Rees. H. Thambs Lyche, trans. Bab og Babismen: en ny religion og dens stifter (1896). Norwegian translation of Rees' Bab and Babism, 1896.
  18. Arminius (Armin) Vambery. Bab und Babis (1867). Lengthy discussion of the Babis, by a Hungarian Jew who later met Abdu'l-Bahá.
  19. C. M. MacGregor. Bábís (1995). Short overview, as excerpted by MacGregor from Shiel's Glimpses of Life and Manners.
  20. Eustache de Lorey. Babis, The (1907). Translation of an article which appeared in the official gazette of the Persian government, followed by a letter from de Gobineau, on the torture of Babis after the assassination attempt on the Shah, 1852.
  21. Stephen G. Bullfinch. Babism (1869). Brief account of the Bábí movement by an American Unitarian clergyman.
  22. Leo de Colange, ed. Babism (1869). Possibly the earliest encyclopedia entry on The Bab.
  23. George W. Gilmore. Babism (1908). Detailed encyclopedia entry on the life and teachings of the Báb.
  24. Denison Ross. Babism (1901). Chapter-length overview of Bábí and early Bahá'í history.
  25. Henri Lammens. Babism and Behaism (1929). From Chapter 8, "Reformists and Modernists."
  26. Arthur T. Pierson, ed. Babism in New York (1906). Short summary of Bahá'í history, a quote from Arthur Dodge, and update on activities in New York.
  27. Ian Richard Netton. Babism, Bahá'ís, Baha'u'llah (1992). A few short dictionary-type entries.
  28. Edward A. Marshall. Babism, or Bahaism (1910). One-page summary of Bábí history and Bahá'í teachings.
  29. George A. Mather and Larry A. Nichols. Babists, Bahá'í History (1993). Three entries from an outsider dictionary, followed by a response by Robert Stockman.
  30. Laurence Oliphant. Babs and Their Prophet, The (1887). Excerpt from a book described by E.G. Browne as "the first published notice of Behá and the Bábí colony at Acre"; includes PDF of complete book.
  31. James Fieser, ed. Bahá'í (1998). Chapter 12, consisting of commentary and a compilation.
  32. Solomon A. Nigosian. Bahá'í: Chapter 15 (1994). Overview of the Faith from a popular comparative religions textbook.
  33. James A. Herrick. Bahá'í and the Space Connection (2008). Brief discussion of Bahá'í interest in extraterrestrial life.
  34. William Loftus Hare. Bahá'í Cause, The (1924). An account of the "Parliament of Living Religions," in London, 1924. Includes 2-page summary of presentations by Mountfort Mills and Ruhi Afnan.
  35. Ahmad Sohrab. Bahá'í Cause, The (1956). Brief overview of the Bahá'í Faith, with passing references to Sohrab's "New History Society."
  36. Christopher Buck. Bahá'í Faith: The Basics (2021). Introduction "What is the Bahá'í Faith?", front-matter, and back-matter.
  37. Baha'i Faith and Marxism: Foreword, Introduction, Bios (1987). In 1986, with the encouragement of the Universal House of Justice, the Association for Bahá'í Studies initiated a dialogue between a number of Bahá'ís and Marxists focussing on three themes.
  38. Marcus Bach. Baha'i Faith, The (1946). An outsider's view of the Bahá'í community from a "faith-based" perspective.
  39. Geoffrey Parrinder. Bahá'í Ideals (1996). Short chapter on sexual and marriage ethics,
  40. Todd M. Johnson, comp. Bahá'ís (2013). Statistics of Bahá'í populations in 1910 and 2010, growth rates, and geographic distribution.
  41. Ninian Smart. Bahá'ís, The (1969). Short treatment of Bahá'í history and thought, in a commonly-assigned university textbook.
  42. Geoffrey Parrinder. Bahá'ís, The (1963). Two-page excerpt from Chapter 12, "Sikhs, Bahais, and Theosophists," and two other passing mentions.
  43. Alban G. Widgery. Bahá'ísm (1936). Chapter-length overview of Bahá'í theology.
  44. Helmuth von Glasenapp. Bahai (1963). Two-page overview of Bahá'í history.
  45. Anonymous. Bahaism (1913). Early Western report on the Bahá'í Faith, notable because it's one of the first references to Bahá'u'lláh being "the tenth avatar of Vishnu," prior to the Guardian's indication of the "tenth avatar... of Krishna" in God Passes By.
  46. Margaret B. Peeke. Behaism (1908). Short entry on the teachings of Bahá'u'lláh and Bahá'í practices.
  47. John Simpson. Behind Iranian Lines (1989). 7-page discussion of the history of Bahá'í persecutions in Persia, alleged ties to British imperialism, anti-Bahá'í conspiracy theories, and personal stories of Bahá'ís in Iran in the 1980s.
  48. M. E. Hume-Griffith. Behind the Veil in Persia and Turkish Arabia: An Account of an Englishwoman's Eight Years' Residence Amongst the Women of the East (1909). Three-page history of the Bab and his execution, with reference to the persecutions in Yazd.
  49. Adib Taherzadeh and Dariush Lamie et al. Biographies of Jamal-i-Burujirdi (1998). Three short biographies of about the man who asked to be exempt from the laws of the Aqdas.
  50. Moojan Momen and Abu'l-Qasim Afnan et al. Black Pearls: Notes on Slavery (1988). Editor's note, foreword, preface, and introduction to two editions of Black Pearls; brief overview of the institution of slavery.
  51. Mooshie G. Daniel. Bobeism, Bobe [The Bab], His Doctrine, His Personal Appearance (1897). An early sympathetic overview of the Báb and Bahá'ís.
  52. Akbar E. Torbat. Brain Drain from Iran to the United States, The (2002). Excerpt from article mentioning the exodus of Bahá'í intelligentsia from Iran in 1979, and the Bahá'ís' attempt at underground education.
  53. Arthur J. Arberry. Browne and the Babis (1960). Brief history of the Babis and E. G. Browne's relations with them.
  54. Owen Tweedy. Cairo to Persia and Back (1933). Mention of Tabriz, and the execution of the Báb.
  55. Maude M. Holbach. Call of Mt. Carmel, The (1912). Includes passing references to Abdu'l-Bahá and Akka, a description of life in Haifa at the time, and some history of Laurence Oliphant.
  56. John Foran, ed. Century of Revolution, A: Social Movements in Iran (1994). Passing mentions of anti-Bahá'í movements in 1924 and the 1960s.
  57. Jan Karel van Baalen. Chaos of Cults, The: A Study in Present-Day Isms (1956). Fourteen-page chapter on the Faith from a critical yet somewhat sympathetic Christian perspective ("Bahá'ísm has some very fine points...").
  58. Joseph J. Dewey. Chapter 10, The Three Revelations (1999). Discusses the Bab and Bahá'ís in context of the emergence of other teachers/masters around the time of Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism.
  59. Lewis M. Hopfe. Chapter 14, "Bahá'í" (1987). Short chapter, covering "Origin and development of Bahá'í," "The teachings of Bahá'í," and "Bahá'í practices."
  60. Edward Rice. Chapter 6, "Some 'New' Religions: Cao Dai, The Bahá'í Faith, Theosophy (1978). Historical overview, from Shi'i Islam to the Wilmette Temple.
  61. Jon Baldvin. Will C. van den Hoonaard, trans. Chapters from the Mature Story of a Politician (2002). Brief extract from a memoir by Iceland's former Minister of Foreign Affairs Jon Baldvin (Hannibalsson) mentioning some of the Bahá'ís he has met: Will van den Hoonaard, Halldor Thorgeirsson, and John Walbridge
  62. Weimar Port. Chicago the Pagan (1953). 2-page description of the Bahá'í Temple in Wilmette, with a poem about it by Charles Collins published in the Chicago Tribune.
  63. Otto Pfleiderer. Christ of Primitive Christian Faith in the Light of Religio-Historical Criticism, The (1904). Section "Babism — A Recent Parallel" finding commonalities in the stories of Jesus and the Báb.
  64. Francis J. Mott. Christ the Seed (1939). Passing mentions of the Babis in the context of discussing the evolution of scripture; brief overview of early Bábí history from a Christian missionary's perspective and comparison of the Nuqtat al-Kaf vs. the Tarikh-i-Jadid.
  65. Paul Ward English. City and Village in Iran: Settlement and Economy in the Kirman Basin (1966). Brief description of villages in Iran, including Langar, the "center of the Shaykhi sect."
  66. Harry Charles Luke. City of Dancing Dervishes, The: And other sketches and studies from the Near East (1914). One-half page summary of the Mahdi and Bahá'í history.
  67. Eileen Maddocks. Coming of the Glory, The: How the Hebrew Scriptures Reveal the Plan of God (2020). Prophecies dating back to the book of Genesis about the future time of glory, when their descendents would inherit the promises associated with the Covenant: an age of global peace and the unity of humankind.
  68. John Herman Randall. Community of Religions, The (1946). Chapter on religious tolerance, inclusivism, and the need for a World Faith, with a passing discussion of Bahá'í principles, written by a Baptist minister who addressed Bahá'í audiences and received a letter from the Guardian.
  69. Geoffrey Parrinder. Comparative Religion (1962). Three passing mentions.
  70. Asghar Schirazi. Constitution of Iran, The: Politics and the State in the Islamic Republic (1997). Passing mention of the Bahá'ís, in the context of persecutions under Khomeini and human rights violations.
  71. Joseph Arthur Gobineau. Correspondance entre le Comte de Gobineau et le Comte de Prokesche-Osten (1854-1876) (1933). Multiple letters from 1865-1868 referencing the Bábí Faith.
  72. Joseph McCabe, comp. Count Joseph Arthur Gobineau, Professor Clement Imbault-Huart (1920). Two short dictionary entries.
  73. Clive Irving. Crossroads of Civilization: 3000 Years of Persian History (1979). Passing mentions of Bábí history and the word "Bábí" being used as a label to tarnish political dissidents.
  74. Taj al-Saltana. Abbas Amanat, ed. Crowning Anguish: Memoirs of a Persian Princess from the Harem to Modernity 1884-1914 (1993). Passing references to the Babis in Amanat's introduction to, and in the autobiography of, Nasir al-Din's daughter.
  75. G. Melgunof. Das Südliche Ufer des Kaspischen Meeres oder Die Nordprovinzen Persiens (1868). 3-page overview of the Bábí movement, with discussion of Mulla Husayn and Tahirih.
  76. James J. Keene. Dawn-Breakers Movie, The (1986). Sample sections of a movie script of historical fiction: preface, first scene, and appendices 1-5: Dawn-Breakers chronology, story outline and plot, and character visualizations.
  77. James J. Keene. Dawn-Breakers Novel, The (2021). Sample chapters from a book of historical fiction: preface and chapters 1-3: Anticipation of the mission of the Báb, the Shaykhi movement in Karbala, and proclamation of the mission of the Báb.
  78. David Starr Jordan. Days of a Man, The (1922). One-paragraph mention of meeting Abdu'l-Bahá in 1912.
  79. Michael Ledeen. Debacle: The American Failure in Iran (1981). Passing mentions of Mohammad Reza Shah appointing Bahá'ís to his cabinet, and attacks on Bahá'ís and their businesses in 1977-1978.
  80. Rudolf Strothmann. Der Islam (Sekten) (1948). Passing mentions in the context of Islamic modernism, the Qajars in the 1840s, and the Nusayris.
  81. Lory Alder and Richard Dalby. Dervish of Windsor Castle, The: The Life of Arminius Vambery (1979). Two-paragraph discussion of Curzon and the Babis.
  82. Muhammad Iqbal. Development of Metaphysics in Persia, The: A Contribution to the History of Muslim Philosophy (1908). Short philosophical observations on the theology of the Báb and Bahá'u'lláh.
  83. Duncan H. MacDonald. Development of Muslim Theology, Jurisprudence, and Constitutional Theory (1903). Two-page excerpt with a one-sentence mention of Babism.
  84. Youli A. Ioannesyan. Development of the Babi/Bahá'í Communities, The: Exploring Baron Rosen's Archives (2013). 19th-century private letters and diplomatic correspondence from a prominent Russian scholar, one of the first to study the rise of the Babis. Excerpt from book: contents and Introduction. (Offsite.)
  85. Helmuth von Glasenapp. Die Fünf Grossen Religionen (1952). 1-page overview of Babi/Bahá'í history.
  86. Alessandro Bausani. Die Perser: von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart (1965). Brief overview of the early years of the Bahá'í Faith.
  87. Jahangir Amuzegar. Dynamics of the Iranian Revolution, The: The Pahlavis' Triumph and Tragedy (1991). Passing mention of a one-time Iranian conspiracy theory that the Bahá'ís and Freemasons were running the country.
  88. Albert Gore. Earth in the Balance (1993). One-paragraph mention in a book by Senator, then just-elected Vice-President, of the US.
  89. Millicent Fawcett. Easter in Palestine, 1921-1922 (1926). Background of Tiberias, Akka, and Haifa, with passing mentions of The Bab and Abdu'l-Bahá.
  90. Harry Charles Luke. Eastern Chequerboard, An (1934). One-page mention of the Bahá'ís and Mirza Yahya, Subh-i-Azal.
  91. Major St. John. Eastern Persia: An Account of the Journeys of the Persian Boundary Commission 1870-72 (1876). Brief description of the town of Nírís [Nayriz], "the head-quarters of Bábism," and the road to Shiraz.
  92. Denis Wright. English Amongst the Persians During the Qajar Period 1787-1921, The (1977). Passing mentions of Bahá'ís seeking support or asylum from British consulates or missionaries in the 1800s; overview of E. G. Browne's time in Iran.
  93. E. Crawshay Williams. Episode of The 'Báb' (1907). Brief overview of the Báb's execution.
  94. James J. Keene. Essays on Bahá'í Topics (2010). Three sample chapters from a collection of essays: Universal Currency is Now, Bahá'í Election Primer, and Proclamation 1,2,3.
  95. George Napier Whittingham. Excellency of Mt. Carmel, The (1921). Chapter 10, "The Excellency of Mt. Carmel," describes the author's visit to Haifa and gives an overview of the Bahá'í Faith.
  96. Annemarie Schimmel. Excerpt (1994). Three passing mentions.
  97. Bahá'í International Community. Extract from Brochure "One World, One People - A Bahá'í View" (1974). Short selection from a brochure presented by the Baha’i International Community to delegates attending the United Nations World Population Conference and World Food Conference in 1974.
  98. Charles Francis Potter. Faiths Men Live By, The (1955). One-page overview of the Bahá'í Faith's relationship to gnosticism, and its status in America.
  99. William H. Forbis. Fall of the Peacock Throne: The Story of Iran (1980). Passing mention of a traveller meeting an Iranian air force general who was a Bahá'í, followed by a short overview of Bahá'í history.
  100. Henry H. Jessup. Fifty Three Years In Syria (1910). Passing encounters between Bahá'ís and a Christian missionary in Iran, 1867-1901.
  101. Napier Malcolm. Five Years in a Persian Town (1907). Many passing mentions, plus a detailed overview, in an account by a Christian missionary in Yazd, first published in 1905.
  102. Charles H. Stileman. Followers of Beha in Persia, The (1898). A follow-up to the author's 1893 article "A Week with the Babis."
  103. Ali Akbar Dareini, trans. Freemasonry, Bahá'ísm, and British Tudehis (1999). Overview of Bahá'í activities during the period of Mohammad Reza Shah, from the hostile perspective of Hossein Fardoust, deputy head of SAVAK.
  104. Molly Izzard. Freya Stark: A Biography (1993). Three passing mentions of the Faith in a book about a British explorer and travel writer. Includes excerpt from Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark by J. F. Geniesse.
  105. Freya Stark. Lucy Moorehead, ed. Freya Stark: Letters: Volume 1: The Furnace and the Cup 1914-1930 (1974). Letters about a stay in Baghdad in 1929, with a few passing references to Bahá'ís she met.
  106. Harry Charles Luke. Fringe of the East, The: A journey through past and present provinces of Turkey (1913). Overview of the Bahá'ís and Azalis, and mentions of their history in Akka. Includes two excerpts of interest because they refer to "Báb" which in this context refers to a place, not the Prophet.
  107. Harry Charles Lukach. Fringe of the East, The: A Journey through the Past and Present Provinces of Turkey (1913). Passing mentions of the Twelfth Imam and the Mahdi and Bahá'u'lláh, summary of Bábí and Bahá'í history and teachings, and comments on the expansion of the faith.
  108. Robert Ullian. Frommer's Guide to Israel: Haifa (1998). From a popular travel guide series. Includes Akko [Akka] and Bahji.
  109. Robert Ullian. Frommer's Guide to Israel: The Best of Israel (1998). Summary of the best ancient cities, beaches, dining, hotels, museums, nature, outdoor and travel experiences in Israel, plus the more evocative ancient sites, important Holy Places, and the Messages that can be taken from excavated mosaic floors.
  110. Robert Ullian. Frommer's Guide to Israel: The Golden Coast (includes Akka and Bahji) (1998). Travel guide; now out-of-date.
  111. Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet. Frontier Fictions: Shaping the Iranian Nation, 1804-1946 (2000). Passing mentions of the Babis in the context of Mirza Askari bin Hidayat Allah al-Husayni, an imam jum`a in the 1850s, and of Bahá'ís not being welcome in Iran.
  112. Glitter of Bahá'ísm, The (1921). Half-page overview of Bahá'í history and teachings, written shortly after the passing of Abdu'l-Bahá. No author given.
  113. Jean Boissel. Gobineau, L'Orient et L'Iran: Tome 1 1816-1860 (1973). One-page excerpt about Gobineau's interactions with the Bábís.
  114. Margaret Barr. Great Unity, The: A New Approach to Religious Education (1937). Introduction, about a Universalist religious-education curriculum experiment in Calcutta in 1933-1936, and a short overview of the Bahá'í Faith.
  115. Alyn Shipton. Groovin' High: The Life of Dizzy Gillespie (2001). Roughly 2-3 page excerpt from book.
  116. Ernst Dammann. Grundriss der Religionsgeschichte (1972). 3-page overview of Bahá'í history and teachings.
  117. Shoghi Effendi. Guidance for Today and Tomorrow: Excerpts (1953). A compilation of letters from Shoghi Effendi, all but one published in other volumes. This version of the book contains only the one letter not online elsewhere.
  118. Mahmoud Yazbak and Yfaat Weiss. Haifa before and after 1948: Narratives of a Mixed City (2011). Mention of Bahá'ís establishing homes in Haifa following their expulsion from Iran, and description of the Baha’i Gardens and the Arc buildings.
  119. Harry Charles Luke. Handbook of Palestine, The (1922). Passing mentions of the Bab, Bahá'ís, and Subh-i-Azal, along with the history and geography of Akka. Includes estimate of number of Bahá'ís in Palestine in 1922.
  120. Duncan Forbes. Heart of Iran, The (1963). Travel diary with an account of meeting a Bahá'í in Shiraz, and an overview of Bahá'í history.
  121. A. R. Neligan. Hints for Residents and Travellers in Persia (1914). 2-sentence mention of Babis/Bahá'ís.
  122. Cesar Cantu. Historia Universal (1859). 1-sentence mention.
  123. Wilhelm Barthold. Historical Geography of Iran, An (1984). Passing mentions of the Bahá'ís in Yazd and E. G. Browne; Zanjan in 1850; and the location of the execution of the Báb.
  124. W. Warren Wagar, ed. History and the Idea of Mankind (1971). Brief comparison of the Bahá'í Faith, Ramakrishna Vedanta, and Humanism, and their belief that all religions can be reconciled in unity.
  125. Ira Lapidus. History of Islamic Societies, A (1988). Two passing references, in the context of the ulama vs. the state.
  126. Robert Grant Watson. History of Persia from the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century to the Year 1858, A (1866). A review of the events that led to the establishment of the Qajar dynasty, with discussion of the Babis.
  127. Julius Richter. History of Protestant Missions in the Near East, A (1910). Mention of the Church Missionary Society establishing a station at Akka in 1890 to "reach the leaders of the Babist movement"; lengthy section on Bábí history and background, teachings, and practices; the rise of Mírzá Yahyá.
  128. Herbert H. Gowen. History of Religion, A (1934). Summary of the Bahá'í Faith as an example of a "syncretistic" religion.
  129. John William Draper. History of the Intellectual Development of Europe (1864). A selection of excerpts from the book. Contains no mention of the Bahá'í Faith, but is of interest partly because Abdu'l-Bahá referred to this book in Secret of Divine Civilization.
  130. Julia Berger. Ideas, Religion, and Social Change (2021). Links to a book chapter and video presentation and presentation notes (offsite) presented for the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities, on meaning-making processes driving NGO behavior and the Bahá'í Faith's pursuit of social change.
  131. Charles James Wills. In the Land of the Lion and the Sun, or, Modern Persia: Being Experiences of Life in Persia from 1866 to 1881 (1891). Numerous passing mentions of the Bábí Faith.
  132. Parviz C. Radji. In the Service of the Peacock Throne: The Diaries of the Shah's Last Ambassador to London (1983). Passing mentions of the bombing of a restaurant allegedly owned by a Bahá'í (1979?), and the Bahá'í father of Amir Abbas Hoveyda.
  133. Percival Spear. India: A Modern History (1961). 1-sentence excerpt from Chapter 8, "Islam in India."
  134. Edith Sanderson. Peter Terry, trans. Interview with A.L.M. Nicolas of Paris: Translator of many important works of the Báb (1942). Nicolas' life, his encounter with the Bábí movement, his motivations and translation efforts.
  135. Joan Comay. Introducing Israel (1963). Chapters on Haifa, Mt. Carmel, and Akka, with passing mentions of the Faith. Also published under the title Everyone's Guide to Israel.
  136. Joan Comay. Introducing Israel: Second Revised Edition (1969). Chapters on Haifa, Mt. Carmel, and Akka, with passing mentions of the Faith. Also published under the title Everyone's Guide to Israel.
  137. Ignaz Goldziher. Introduction to Islamic Theology and Law (1981). An early academic overview of Bábí and Bahá'í history and theology. From translation of a 1910 book Vorlesungen uber den Islam, "Lectures on Islam."
  138. Eugene V. Gallagher, ed. Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America, Volumes 1-5 (2016). Multiple excerpts referencing the Bahá'í Faith from this 5-volume set.
  139. Sydney Cave. Introduction to the Study of Some Living Religions of the East (1921). One-paragraph overview of the lives of The Báb and Bahá'u'lláh.
  140. Vincent Monteil. Iran (1957). Passing mention of the Bab and Bahá'u'lláh.
  141. Richard F. Nyrop, ed. Iran: A Country Study (1978). Half-page summary of Bahá'í thought and history.
  142. Glenn E. Curtis, ed. Iran: A Country Study (2008). 1-page overview of Bahá'í history and persecutions, with other passing mentions.
  143. Gerhard Schweizer. Iran: Drehscheibe zwischen Ost und West (1991). Lengthy discussion of Bábí history, Bahá'í literature and teachings, and the persecutions of 1955 and 1979.
  144. Michael M. J. Fischer. Iran: From Religious Dispute to Revolution (1980). Brief discussion of Shaykh Mohammad Taghi (Muhammad Taqi) Falsafi's anti-Bahá'í activities in the 1950s, attacks against Bahá'ís in 1978, and anti-establishment appeal of Bábí and Bahá'í teachings.
  145. Robert Graham. Iran: The Illusion of Power (1978). 1-paragraph summary of the Faith as a cause of political friction between Mohammad Reza Shah and the clergy in the 1970s, and mention of a Bahá'í, Hozbar Yazdani, owning a controlling interest in Iranians Bank.
  146. Nikki R. Keddie. Iran and the Muslim World: Resistance and Revolution (1995). Numerous passing mentions of the Bábí and Bahá'í Faiths in the context of Iranian political history, including some background of contemporary anti-Bahá'í activity.
  147. Ervand Abrahamian. Iran between Two Revolutions (1982). Multiple references to the Bahá'í Faith, in an academic book of history.
  148. M. Reza Ghods. Iran in the Twentieth Century: A Political History (1989). Brief overview of Shaykhism and Babi/Bahá'í history, passing mentions of "Babist" as a political slur, and of Bahá'í families achieving commercial prominence under Mohammad Reza Shah.
  149. Nikki R. Keddie and Mangol Bayat et al. Barry M. Rosen, ed. Iran since the Revolution (1985). Passing mentions in three articles: repression of Bahá'ís in 1982, Bábí "heresy" in the early 1900s, persecution of Jews and their conversion to the Bahá'í Faith, and the anti-Bahá'í campaign of 1955.
  150. Sepehr Zabih. Iran since the Revolution (1982). Discussion of the Iranian constitution, with one passing mention of Bahá'ís not being recognized.
  151. Dilip Hiro. Iran under the Ayatollahs (1985). Mentions of persecutions of Baha'is in 1903, 1955, and 1978.
  152. H. E. Chehabi. Iranian Politics and Religious Modernism: The Liberation Movement of Iran under the Shah and Khomeini (1990). Multiple passing mentions of the Faith in the context of Iranian political developments in the mid-20th century.
  153. Sandra Mackey. Iranians, The: Persia, Islam, and the Soul of a Nation (1998). Brief overview of the Bahá'í Faith during the Qajar period, in the context of Iranian politics.
  154. Stephen Hemsley Longrigg. Iraq, 1900 to 1950: A Political, Social, and Economic History (1953). Passing mention of the confiscation of Bahá'í properties in Baghdad in the early 1930s.
  155. Caesar E. Farah. Islam: Beliefs and Observances (1970). Overview of the Bábí and Bahá'í faiths, and their relevance to "modernity,"
  156. Vanessa A. Martin. Islam and Modernism: The Iranian Revolution of 1906 (1989). Overview of Shaykhism, the Bábí movement, and the ulama under the Qajar dynasty.
  157. W. St. Clair Tisdall. Islam in Persia (1906). Passing discussions of Babis and Bahá'ís in Iran at the start of the 20th century (pages 115-118, 121, 129-130).
  158. Samuel M. Zwemer. Islam, A Challenge to Faith (1907). Overview of the Mahdi and history of the Bábí and Bahá'í faiths in the context of dissidence within Islam; quote from a Christian missionary on his inability to convert Bahá'ís, and his estimate of the Bahá'í population of Persia.
  159. John L. Esposito. Islam: The Straight Path (1988). Passing mention of political persecutions.
  160. Joan Comay. Israel: An Uncommon Guide (1969). Overviews of Haifa, Mount Carmel, and Akka, with brief mentions of Bahá'í locations.
  161. Raphael Patai. Israel between East and West (1953). Passing mention of Bahá'ís in Palestine in the 1940s, estimating that they numbered around 300.
  162. Norman Bentwich. Israel Resurgent (1952). Two editions of a book with a one-paragraph overview of Babi-Bahá'í history.
  163. Arthur E. Copping. Journalist in the Holy Land, A: Glimpses of Egypt and Palestine (1913). A visit to the Akka and its surroundings in 1913; no mention of the Bahá'í Faith.
  164. Augustus Henry Mounsey. Journey through the Caucasus and the Interior of Persia (1872). 4-page overview of Bábí history.
  165. Isabella Lucy Bird. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan (1891). Three brief mentions, including of a "recent" attack on a group of peaceable Babis in Isfahan, written by "Mrs. Bishop" (Bird), Honorary Fellow of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.
  166. James J. Keene. Justice Book: Some Bahá'í Teachings on Human Development (2010). Three sample chapters from a collection of essays on the "big picture" of the world today: What is justice, the power of justice, and justice in the condition of humanity.
  167. Suheil Badi Bushrui and Joe Jenkins. Kahlil Gibran: Man and Poet (1998). Includes portrait of 'Abdu'l-Bahá sketched by Kahlil Gibran.
  168. Suheil Badi Bushrui. Kitáb-i-Aqdas (Most Holy Book): Notes on the Style of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas (1995). The near-similarity between the style of the Qur'an and that of the Aqdas.
  169. Jane Dieulafoy. La Perse La Chaldée et La Susiane: Relation de Voyage (1887). Early overview of the Bábí movement in Zanjan, from a travel diary through Iran, Chaldea, and Susa (Shush).
  170. W. M. Thomson. Land and Its Book, The: Biblical Illustrations drawn from the Manners and Customs, the Scenes and Scenery of the Holy Land (1910). Description of the area around Akka in 1857. Does not mention the Faith.
  171. Absalom D. Shabaz. Land of the Lion and the Sun: Personal Experiences, the Nations of Persia — Their Manners, Customs, and Their Belief (1901). 1-paragraph overview of the "new sect" of "the Baáb."
  172. Afsaneh Najmabadi. Land Reform and Social Change in Iran (1987). Mention of Bahá'ís being elected to provincial councils in Iran in the 1960s, and of Bahá'ís being an alleged front for Zionists in the 1970s.
  173. Robin Wright. Last Great Revolution, The: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran (2000). Mentions of the Bahá'ís not having political representation in Iran; brief summary of Bahá'í persecutions (in footnote).
  174. Sepehr Zabih. Left in Contemporary Iran, The (1986). Discussion of "urban guerilla warfare" pre-1979 with one passing mention of an unnamed Bahá'í businessman as owner of Export Bank.
  175. Alfred Bertholet. Lehrbuch der Religionsgeschichte (1925). One-paragraph overview of the Bábí movement.
  176. Lynn Echevarria-Howe. Life Histories of Bahá'í Women in Canada: Constructing Religious Identity in the Twentieth Century (2011). Introductory chapter of a study of the essential features of living a Bahá'í life, examining experiences of a diverse group of Canadian Bahá'ís through a sociological framework and a women-centred perspective. Includes newspaper article about Echevarria.
  177. G. F. Barbour. Life of Alexander Whyte, The (1923). One-page overview of Abdul'-Baha's visit to a home in Edinburgh in January 1913.
  178. List of Works in the New York Public Library Relating to Arabia and the Arabs, Arabic Philosophy, Science and Literature (1911). A single entry "Daghistani" and a section "Muhammadanism / Sects / Babis."
  179. List of Works in the New York Public Library Relating to Persia: Babism and Behaism (1915). Section "Religion / Parsees / Babism and Behaism."
  180. E. G. Browne. Literature of Persia, The: A Lecture delivered to the Persia Society (1912). A selection of Persian poetry, featuring poems by Nabil, Tahirih, and Bábí martyrs.
  181. Frederic Spiegelberg. Living Religions of the World (1957). 2-page overview of Bábí history and Bahá'í principles, including brief discussion of Bahá'í mystical literature and an excerpt from a 1911 translation of the Seven Valleys.
  182. Wilson D. Wallis. Mahdi in Persia and Syria, The (1918). Short overview Bahá'í history, with quotes from pilgrims notes, and citations of other scholarly or published sources.
  183. Richard G. Badger. Mahdi in Persia and Syria, The (1918). Extract on the Bábí and Bahá'í Faiths, in a book exploring the concept of the Mahdi, a messianic figure in Islamic tradition.
  184. Mohsen M. Milani. Making of Iran's Islamic Revolution, The: From Monarchy to Islamic Republic (1994). Passing mentions of the destruction of the Bahá'í "temple" (i.e. the dome of the national Bahá'í centre in Tehran) in 1955, anti-Bahá'í paranoia, and a 1963 anti-Bahá'í uprising.
  185. Udo Schaefer and Nicola Towfigh et al. Making the Crooked Straight (2007). Two pages on a prophecy concerning the advent of Man Yuzhiruhu'llah.
  186. Cornelius Vanderbilt. Man of the World: My Life on Five Continents (1959). An account of Vanderbilt, famed businessman and philanthropist, meeting pioneer Larry Hautz in Rhodesia, circa 1955.
  187. John B. Noss. Man's Religions (1956). Half-page overview of Bahá'í history and thought.
  188. John B. Noss. Man's Religions: Fifth Edition (1974). Half-page overview of Bahá'í history and thought; this is a re-written version of the section from Noss' 1956 edition.
  189. Clara C. Rice. Mary Bird in Persia (1916). An impressionistic picture of the Bahá'í Faith published by the Church Missionary Society in 1916; includes a statistical estimate.
  190. Archie Bell. Meeting a Prophet (1915). Book chapter containing three interviews with 'Abdu'l-Bahá at the Sea of Galilee.
  191. Permanent Mandates Commission. Minutes of the Fourteenth Session, 1928 (1928). Petition to the League of Nations from the Spiritual Assembly of Baghdad regarding confiscation of property.
  192. Permanent Mandates Commission. Minutes of the Sixteenth Session, 1929 (1929). Petition from the Bahai Spiritual Assembly of Baghdad regarding the confiscation of property; measures taken after the Council's decision.
  193. Robert E. Speer. Missionary Principles and Practice: A Discussion of Christian Missions and of some Criticisms upon them (1902). Brief testimonial of a "converted Moslem" who turned to Babism, but then became a Christian.
  194. Peter Avery. Modern Iran (1967). 24 pages from chapters on "Nasiru'd-Din Shah's heritage," "Nasiru'd-Din Shah on his own," and "Prologue to Revolution."
  195. Nikki R. Keddie. Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution (1981). 5-page overview of the historical and ideological context of the Bábí uprising in Iran; passing discussion of Mohammad Reza Shah allegedly favoring Bahá'ís in the 1970s (extensive excerpts from two different editions of the book).
  196. Gyula (Julius) Germanus. Modern Movements in Islam (1932). Chapter on the Shaykhis, Babis, and Bahá'ís. Not proofread, has scanning errors.
  197. Trevor Ling. Modern Syncretistic Sects: Babism-Bahá'ísm and the Ahmadiyya (1968). 2-page summary of Bábí history.
  198. Constance M. Alexander. Modern Wayfarer in Persia, A (1931). Two-page overview of Bábí history, and passing mention of the Bahá'ís in Tabriz.
  199. Juan Cole. Modernity and the Millennium: The Genesis of the Bahá'í Faith in the Nineteenth-century Middle East [introduction only] (1998). Introduction and first 4 pages of Chapter One.
  200. Ignaz Goldziher. Mohammed and Islam (1917). Twelve pages on the Bábí and Bahá'í Faiths — described as a modern movement within Islam which recognizes the religious evolution of mankind — covering history up to Abdu'l-Bahá's visit to the United States. Includes link to the complete book.
  201. Haji Mirza Haydar Ali Uskui. Sepehr Manuchehri, trans. Monsieur Nicolas - the French: Extracts from Tarikh-i Azarbeyijan (1950). Exracts from an unpublished manuscript by the author of the "History of Faith in Azerbayijan" about A.L.M. Nicolas's background, his involvement with the local Bahá'í community in Azarbeyijan, and his links with Tomanski.
  202. Francis Younghusband. Moslem Mystics (1935). An entire chapter with background on the Imam Mahdi and Shaykhism, and a detailed history of the Bábí faith, actions of the early believers, and the Báb's martyrdom.
  203. David Langness. Mystical content and symbology of Bahá'u'lláh's Four Valleys (1997). Symbology of the Four Valleys, and a brief overview of a four-stage spiritual growth model.
  204. Richard W. Cottam. Nationalism in Iran (1964). 3-page discussion of treatment of Bahá'ís as a minority religion in Iran in the 1950s, and passing mention of the late 1970s.
  205. Maneckji Nuserwanji Dhalla. Gool Sohrab H. J. Rustomji, trans. Navjote of a Converted Zoroastrian Bahai, The: (Chapter 68) (1975). Overview of the Faith, and the author's interactions with Bahá'ís in the early 1900s. (Navjote is the initiation ceremony where a child receives his/her ceremonial garments and first performs the Zoroastrian ritual.)
  206. Kirsten Ellis. New Delhi: Recommendations for a Short Stay (1991). Half-page overview of the Lotus Temple in India, and brief summary of Bahá'í history.
  207. Frank F. Ellinwood. New Religions of the Nineteeth Century: Babism (1904). Overview of Bábí history, briefer history of the lives of Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, comments of Henry Jessup on Bahá'í pilgrims, introduction to the United States, and brief summary of Bahá'í teachings.
  208. Mary Pat Fisher. New Religious Movements: Bahá'í (1999). Short overview of Bahá'í history, teachings, and consultation.
  209. Josia Strong. New World-Religion, The (1915). Mention of Babism in the context of new faiths supplanting individualistic Christianity.
  210. Theodor Herzl. Lotta Levensohn, trans. Old New Land (1941). A vision of future Haifa, written in 1902: "all the way from Akka to Mount Carmel stretched what seemed to be one great park. The mountain was crowned with beautiful structures." No mention of the Bahá'í Faith.
  211. Merwin Bannister. Our Own Times: A Continuous History of the Twentieth Century (1904). Brief mention of the Bahá'í Faith.
  212. Henry Filmer. Pageant of Persia, The: A Record of Travel by Motor in Persia with an Account of Its Ancient and Modern Ways (1937). Three-page overview of Bábí and Bahá'í history, with many more pages of description of Persian culture and history included for context.
  213. Esco Foundation for Palestine. Palestine: A Study of Jewish, Arab, and British Policies, volume 2 (1947). One-page discussion of Bahá'ís being evicted from properties in Iraq, and their appeal to the League of Nations Permanent Mandates Commission.
  214. G. E. Franklin. Palestine: Depicted and Described (1911). Four pages of pictures of Haifa, Carmel, and the American College at Beirut (Shoghi Effendi's alma mater). Contains no mention of the Bahá'í Faith; included for historical interest only.
  215. Douglas V. Duff. Palestine Unveiled (1938). Passing mentions of the German Colony and descriptions of Akka and Haifa. Contains no mention of the Bahá'í Faith.
  216. Ervand Abrahamian. Paranoid Style in Iranian Politics, The (1993). A seminal essay which mentions contemporary Iranian attitudes toward the Bahá'ís. Includes three other mentions of the Bahá'í Faith elsewhere in the book in which this essay was first published.
  217. Bahman Baktiari. Parliamentary Politics in Revolutionary Iran: The Institutionalization of Factional Politics (1996). Brief discussion of anti-Bábí and anti-Bahá'í persecutions in 1896, 1907, and the 1950s.
  218. Dorothy de Warzee. Peeps Into Persia (1913). Brief mention of the Bahá'í Faith in a travelogue about Persia.
  219. Percy Molesworth Sykes. Persia (1922). 3-page overview of early Bábí history. Complete book is included, for historical interest.
  220. Richard N. Frye. Persia (1968). Excerpt from a book on the history of Iran. Includes mention of Bahá'í schools in the early twentieth century.
  221. Onera Amelia Merritt-Hawkes. Persia: Romance and Reality (1935). Travel diary including lunch with a Bahá'í doctor, a visit to two Bahá'í schools in Yazd, and meeting Bahá'í children in Kirmán.
  222. W. P. Cresson. Persia: The Awakening East (1908). Brief overview of the early years of the Bábí Faith.
  223. James Bassett. Persia: The Land of the Imams (1886). Brief mention of the Bábí and Bahá'í Faiths.
  224. Ella C. Sykes. Persia and Its People (1910). Brief reference to the Bahá'ís extracted from a popular description of Iran based on extensive travel in the country over a period of three years at the turn of the 19th century by the sister of a British diplomat.
  225. Abraham Valentine Williams Jackson. Persia Past and Present: A Book of Travel and Research (1906). A few passing mentions of the Babis.
  226. Thomas Edward Gordon. Persia Revisited: With Remarks on H.I.M. Mozuffer-Ed-Din Shah, and the Present Situation in Persia (1895). Short chapter-length overview of the Bábí Faith.
  227. Fred Richards. Persian Journey, Being an Etcher's Impressions of the Middle East, A (1932). Passing mentions of the Citadel at Tabriz, and the 'City of Bast' near Tehran where the Shah was almost assassinated and for which the Babis were blamed.
  228. E. G. Browne. Persian Press and Persian Journalism, The: A Lecture delivered to the Persia Society (1913). Short discussion of early Persian-language newspapers, with a passing mention of the writings of Mirza Mahdi Khan, an opponent of the Bahá'ís, and his Arabic-language work Miftahu Babi'l-Abwab.
  229. Abbas Milani. Persian Sphinx, The: Amir Abbas Hoveyda and the Riddle of the Iranian Revolution (2000). Various passing mentions, including anti-Bahá'í paranoia, and the (alleged/disputed) Bahá'í affiliations of Amir Abbas Hoveyda, his father Habibollah Hoveyda (Ayn al-Molk), and Mohammad Reza Shah's physician Abdol Karim Ayadi.
  230. Mary Boyce. Persian Stronghold of Zoroastrianism, A (1977). Brief mention of Bahá'í converts to Zoroastrianism in Yazd.
  231. Hermann Norden. Persien wie es ist und war mit Karawane, Auto und Flugzeug durch Risas Königreich (1929). I don't know if this refers to Bahá'ís or not; possibly on page 197? Email me if you can read German, or have access to Hathi Trust.
  232. Ramona Brown. Pilgrim's notes about Shoghi Effendi (1980). Notes from a pilgrimage in 1954.
  233. Susan Stitt. Place Apart, A (1988). A chapter from Mango Joy, a book of poetry and reflections about pioneering in Vanuata and the culture of the South Pacific.
  234. Syed Ameer Ali. Political Divisions and Schisms (1902). Three page excerpt, with two endnotes.
  235. Homa Katouzian. Political Economy of Modern Iran, The: Despotism and Pseudo-Modernism 1926-1979 (1981). Mention of Sheikh Fazlollah Noori denouncing opponents as Babis; 1-page discussion (in footnotes) of the Bab as Mahdi and the Bahá'í/Azali split; anti-Bahá'í demonstrations following the murder of vice-consul Imbrie; Falsafi's attacks in 1953.
  236. Firuz Kazemzadeh. Preface (1961). The original introduction for the book. In editions after 1967, this preface has been replaced by a statement written to the UN Special Committee on Palestine by the Guardian himself.
  237. Mirra Alfassa. Questions and Answers 1950-51 (1951). Recollections of Abdu'l-Bahá speaking about sacrifice and suffering by a leading spiritual collaborator of Sri Aurobindo.
  238. Bohdan R. Bociurkiw, ed. Religion and Atheism in the U.S.S.R. and Eastern Europe (1975). Two passing mentions, in the context of Islamic "spiritual administrations" in the USSR.
  239. John Cogley. Religion in a Secular Age: The search for final meaning (1968). 1-sentence mention from Part 3, "The Religious Response to Modernity."
  240. Parviz Daneshvar. Religion in Iran (1996). Brief discussion of Amir Abbas Hoveyda, prime minister under Mohammad Reza Shah 1965-1978, whose father was Bahá'í but who denied being one himself.
  241. Arthur J. Arberry. Religion in the Middle East: Three Religions in Concord and Conflict: Volume 1, Judaism and Christianity (1969). Three mentions of the Babis and Bahá'ís.
  242. Arthur J. Arberry. Religion in the Middle East: Three Religions in Concord and Conflict: Volume 2, Islam (1969). Five mentions of the Babis, Bahá'ís, and Ahmadiyya.
  243. D. W. Gundry. Religions: A Preliminary Historical and Theological Study (1958). Brief 1-paragraph overview of the Bahá'í Faith.
  244. David A. Weintraub. Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will We Deal With It? (2014). 2-page excerpt from a 5-page chapter on the Faith, in a book covering what world religions believe about alien life.
  245. J. M. Kennedy. Religions and Philosophies of the East, The (1911). Overview of Bábí and Bahá'í history, and brief summary of Bahá'í teachings.
  246. Richard Foltz. Religions of Iran: From prehistory to the present (2013). Excerpt from book: contents, preface, and a few pages on the origins of Iranian religion. (Offsite.)
  247. Frederick Jones Bliss. Religions of Modern Syria and Palestine, The (1912).
  248. Robert S. Ellwood. Religious and Spiritual Groups in Modern America (1973). From chapter eight, "The East in the Golden West: Other Oriental Movements."
  249. Albert M. Shulman. Religious Heritage of America, The (1981). 2-page overview of Bahá'í history, administrative structure, and beliefs.
  250. E. G. Browne. Religious Influence of Persia, The: A Paper Read before the Persia Society (1914). Passing mentions of the Bahá'í Faith in the context of Persian culture and letters.
  251. Hermann Vambery. Resa I Persien [Journey in Persia] (1869). Book excerpt from 1869 of a travel diary in Swedish.
  252. Abbas Amanat. Resurgence of Apocalyptic in Modern Islam (2000). Shi'i Mahdism, beliefs on the end of time, and overview of the rise of the Bábí Faith.
  253. Masoud Kamali. Revolutionary Iran: Civil Society and State in the Modernization Process (1998). Brief discussion of how Amir Kabir, prime minister under Naser al-Din Shah, found favor with the ulama by challenging the Babis.
  254. Victor Berard. Revolutions de la Perse: Les Provinces, Les Peuples et le Gouvernement (1910). Short extract on the Bábís.
  255. John Walbridge. Ridvan (1995). Two versions of a short article about the 12-day Bahá'í festival.
  256. John Gibbons. Road to Nazareth, The: Through Palestine Today (1936). Two-page discussion of the Babis and Mount Carmel, from a travel diary.
  257. Arnold Wilson. S.W. Persia: A Political Officer's Diary 1907-1914 (1941). Two passing mentions of Bahá'ís and Babis.
  258. A. C. Bouquet. Sacred Books of the World (1962). Two-page summary of Bahá'í history.
  259. William Michael Rossetti. Shelly's Life and Writings (1878). Brief overview of the Bábí Faith and Qurratu'l-Ayn vis-a-vis themes and personages in "The Revolt of Islam," a poem in twelve cantos composed by Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1817.
  260. Martin Kramer. Shi'ism: Resistance and Revolution (1987). Brief mentions of Khomeini and of Hojjatiyya, the "anti-Bahá'í society."
  261. Dwight M. Donaldson. Shi'ite Religion, chapter 33: Rise of Related Sects in Modern Times [Shayhki, Babi, Bahá'í] (1933).
  262. Albert Ross Vail and Emily McLellan Vail. Shining Light from Persia, A (1917). Overview chapter from a religious-studies textbook, written by a sympathetic outsider. This excerpt, from a "teacher's edition" of the book, contains an additional 7 pages of commentary not included in the regular edition.
  263. E. E. Kellett. Short History of Religions A (1933). Overview of Babism, from the chapter "Mohammedism."
  264. Robert A. McDaniel. Shuster Mission and the Persian Constitutional Revolution, The (1974). Passing mention of the 1903 persecutions; some discussion of E. G. Browne's Persian Revolution of 1905-1909; bibliography of resources from the British Parliamentary Papers.
  265. Edward Stack. Six Months in Persia (1882). Passing mentions of the Babis.
  266. Misagh Parsa. Social Origins of the Iranian Revolution (1989). Mentions of Falsafi's anti-Bahá'í campaign of 1953, and of Bahá'ís being excluded from the government in 1979.
  267. Marshall G. S. Hodgson. Social Protest of the Babis, The (1974). Two pages on the Babis, from a classic textbook on Islamic history.
  268. J. N. Hoare. Something New in Iran (1937). Brief (negative) reference to the Bahá'ís by a Christian missionary in Iran.
  269. Cosroe Chaqueri. Soviet Socialist Republic of Iran, 1920-1921, The: Birth of the Trauma (1995). Passing mentions of the Bábí revolt 1848-51, and Ehsan Allah Khan of the Constitutional Revolution.
  270. Amir Taheri. Spirit of Allah, The: Khomeini and the Islamic Revolution (1985). Anti-Bahá'í sentiment in the 1930s; Mahmoud Halabi's and Falsafi's anti-Bahá'í campaigns 1955-1957; Mohammad Reza Shah's ties to Bahá'ís; Khomeini's anti-Bahá'í activities. Includes diagram of social structure of political power in Iran (at end).
  271. Robert Payne. Splendour of Israel, The (1963). Description of Theodor Herzl's dream in 1902 of Haifa as a city towering up the length of Mount Carmel and spreading all the way to Acre, and discussion of the area of Haifa. Contains no mention of the Bahá'í Faith.
  272. Ali Farazmand. State, Bureaucracy, and Revolution in Modern Iran, The: Agrarian Reforms and Regime Politics (1989). Brief discussion of Bahá'ís being excluded from the constitutions of 1906 and 1979, (alleged) Jewish support of the Bahá'í Faith, and claims that British imperialism promoted the Faith to undermine the Islamic theocracy.
  273. William O. Douglas. Station Wagon Odyssey: Baghdad to Istanbul; A famous American traveler continuing a journey across the Moslem East (1959). Very short mention in this travelogue by a Supreme Court Justice of the United States.
  274. W. Morgan Shuster. Strangling of Persia, The (1912). Anecdote from a diplomat in Persian about rumours of American travellers proselytizing the Bahá'í faith in Tehran.
  275. Hasan M. Balyuzi. Pierre Daoust, trans. Sur l'histoire de la première lettre du Báb envoyée à Bahá'u'lláh (2020). Extrait du livre de H. M.Balyuzi, Bahá'u'lláh The King of Glory (George Ronald, 1980, pp. 35-37), contant l'histoire de la première lettre du Báb envoyée à Bahá’u’lláh. Traduction française provisoire.
  276. Universal House of Justice. Tablet of the Báb Lawh-i-Vasaya, "Will and Testament"; Titles of Mírzá Yahyá (2004). Two questions: on the Tablet of the Bab "Lawh-i-Vasaya: The Will and Testament"; the nature of the appointment and titles of Mírzá Yahyá. Includes two attachments: Tablet of the Bab Lawh-i-Vasaya and excerpt from Making the Crooked Straight.
  277. Percy Molesworth Sykes. Ten Thousand Miles in Persia or Eight Years in Iran (1902). Brief overview of Babism, including estimate of numbers of Bahá'ís and Azalis in Kirman.
  278. John Hick. The Fifth Dimension (1999). Two passing mentions of the Faith; included because of the author's relevance to Bahá'í Studies.
  279. Hamid Dabashi. Theology of Discontent: The Ideological Foundations of the Islamic Republic in Iran (1993). Two passing mentions of the Bahá'í Faith in the context of Iranian nationalism.
  280. Arthur E. Arnold. Through Persia by Caravan (1877). Early three-page overview of Bábí and Bahá'í history. Bahá'u'lláh is here referred to as "Behar."
  281. Don Brown. To Build Anew: Creating Bahá'í-inspired Enterprises (2002). A study in social and economic development, applying Bahá'í principles in a business how-to manual. Sample chapter: "The Enterprise and the Spiritual Principle Paradigm."
  282. Emily McBride Perigord, trans. Translation of French Foot-Notes of the Dawn-Breakers (1939). Translation of the French footnotes of The Dawn-Breakers.
  283. Said Amir Arjomand. Turban for the Crown, The (1988). Passing mentions of Babis and Bahá'ís on six pages.
  284. Hossein Amirsadeghi, ed. Twentieth-Century Iran (1977). Five passing mentions of the Faith.
  285. Ralph Nevill. Unconventional Memories: Europe — Persia — Japan (1923). Brief discussion of consular relations between the British and Nasiri'd-Din Shah, including his treatment of the Babis, and a mention of E. G. Browne.
  286. Robley Edward Whitson. Unity of Civilization, The (1971). Excerpt of a chapter on unity of humankind and civilizations. No mention of the Bahá'í Faith, but the content is of direct interest to Bahá'í studies.
  287. Albert Ross Vail and Emily McLellan Vail. Unity of Nations, The (1970). A meditation on Bahá'í-inspired themes of peace and the betterment of society. Does not mention the Faith.
  288. Abdu'l-Bahá. Universal Education (1912). Tablet to the second international congress on moral education in The Hague.
  289. Lily Litvak. Viaje al Interior de Persia: El itinerario de Rivadeneyra (1874-75) (1987). 1-page overview of Bábí history and the Bahá'í/Azali split.
  290. Norman Bentwich. Wanderer in the Promised Land, A (1932). Four pages on the history of Akka, including two on the Bahá'ís.
  291. Gary Hamburg. War of Worlds: A commentary on the two texts in their historical context (2004). 3-page excerpt on Leo Tolstoy (Lev Tolstoi), his relationship with the Bahá'í Faith, and his study of the Babis.
  292. Charles H. Stileman. Week with the Babis, A (1893). Journal of the Reverend C.H. Stileman, M.A., of the CMS Persia Mission, on his travels to convert Bahá'ís in 1893.
  293. W. V. Emanuel. Wild Asses, The: A Journey through Persia (1939). Passing mentions of Babis in Tabriz and Zanjan.
  294. Broome Benjamin J.. Wisdom of the people: Potential and pitfalls in efforts by the Comanches to recreate traditional ways of building consensus (2001). Includes mention that a few Indian nations have adopted the Bahá'í "consultation" method of decision making.
  295. Jay Tyson. Wise Men of the West, The: A Search for the Promised One in the Latter Days (2019). Sample chapters from a 2-volume novel of historical fiction on Miller and the Adventists through the quest of a Quaker and a researcher as they search beyond the Holy Land, following clues from Jewish, Muslim, Zoroastrian, Hindu, and Buddhist prophecies.
  296. Elihu Grant. Woman and Islam (1912). One-paragraph sympathetic mention.
  297. Mirra Alfassa. Words of Long Ago (1912). Transcript of a talk The Mother delivered to some Bahá'ís in Paris in 1912 by request of Abdu'l-Bahá; reflections inspired by the departure of Abdu'l-Bahá from Paris in June 1913.
  298. Hendrik Kraemer. World Cultures and World Religions: The Coming Dialogue (1960). 1-page discussion of Bahá'í teachings as a universalist example of "esoteric wisdom from ... the Far East."
  299. Walter Schulz. Zustände im Heutigen Persien wie sie das Reisebuch Ibrahim Begs Enthüllt (1903). Passing mentions of the Babis and their persecutions in the context of the travels through Iran of the fictitious character Ibrahím Bayg.
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