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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. To see historical references, sort by date published.
  1. 2021. Ideas, Religion, and Social Change, by Julia Berger, in Rethinking Religion and Politics in a Plural World: The Bahá'í International Community and the United Nations. 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. [about]
  2. 2021. Dawn-Breakers Novel, The, by James J. Keene. 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. [about]
  3. 2021. Bahá'í Faith: The Basics, by Christopher Buck. Introduction "What is the Bahá'í Faith?", front-matter, and back-matter. [about]
  4. 2020. Sur l'histoire de la première lettre du Báb envoyée à Bahá'u'lláh, by Hasan M. Balyuzi. 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. [about]
  5. 2016. Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America, Volumes 1-5. Multiple excerpts referencing the Bahá'í Faith from this 5-volume set. [about]
  6. 2014. Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will We Deal With It?, by David A. Weintraub. 2-page excerpt from a 5-page chapter on the Faith, in a book covering what world religions believe about alien life. [about]
  7. 2013. Religions of Iran: From prehistory to the present, by Richard Foltz. Excerpt from book: contents, preface, and a few pages on the origins of Iranian religion. (Offsite.) [about]
  8. 2013. Development of the Babi/Bahá'í Communities, The: Exploring Baron Rosen's Archives, by Youli A. Ioannesyan. 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.) [about]
  9. 2013. Bahá'ís, in The World's Religions in Figures: An Introduction to International Religious Demography. Statistics of Bahá'í populations in 1910 and 2010, growth rates, and geographic distribution. [about]
  10. 2011. Life Histories of Bahá'í Women in Canada: Constructing Religious Identity in the Twentieth Century, by Lynn Echevarria-Howe. 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. [about]
  11. 2010/2021. Justice Book: Some Bahá'í Teachings on Human Development, by James J. Keene. 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. [about]
  12. 2010/2021. Essays on Bahá'í Topics, by James J. Keene. Three sample chapters from a collection of essays: Universal Currency is Now, Bahá'í Election Primer, and Proclamation 1,2,3. [about]
  13. 2008. Iran: A Country Study. 1-page overview of Bahá'í history and persecutions, with other passing mentions. [about]
  14. 2008. Bahá'í and the Space Connection, by James A. Herrick, in Scientific Mythologies: How Science and Science Fiction Forge New Religious Beliefs. Brief discussion of Bahá'í interest in extraterrestrial life. [about]
  15. 2008. Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher, by Leonard Harris and Charles Molesworth. Three paragraphs mentioning the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  16. 2007. Making the Crooked Straight, by Udo Schaefer and Nicola Towfigh, in Lights of Irfan, Volume 8. Two pages on a prophecy concerning the advent of Man Yuzhiruhu'llah. [about]
  17. 2004. War of Worlds: A commentary on the two texts in their historical context, by Gary Hamburg, in Russian-Muslim Confrontation in the Caucasus: Alternative visions of the conflict between Imam Shamil and the Russians, 1830-1859. 3-page excerpt on Leo Tolstoy (Lev Tolstoi), his relationship with the Bahá'í Faith, and his study of the Babis. [about]
  18. 2004-05-28. Tablet of the Báb Lawh-i-Vasaya, "Will and Testament"; Titles of Mírzá Yahyá, by Universal House of Justice. 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. [about]
  19. 2002. To Build Anew: Creating Bahá'í-inspired Enterprises, by Don Brown. 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." [about]
  20. 2002. Chapters from the Mature Story of a Politician, by Jon Baldvin. 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 [about]
  21. 2002 Spring. Brain Drain from Iran to the United States, The, by Akbar E. Torbat, in Middle East Journal, 56:2. Excerpt from article mentioning the exodus of Bahá'í intelligentsia from Iran in 1979, and the Bahá'ís' attempt at underground education. [about]
  22. 2001. Groovin' High: The Life of Dizzy Gillespie, by Alyn Shipton. Roughly 2-3 page excerpt from book. [about]
  23. 2001. American Dream, The: Stories from the Heart of Our Nation, by Dan Rather, in The American Dream: Stories from the Heart of Our Nation. Commentary on Bahá'í persecutions, by a famous TV news anchor. [about]
  24. 2001-01-01. Wisdom of the people: Potential and pitfalls in efforts by the Comanches to recreate traditional ways of building consensus, by Broome Benjamin J., in The American Indian Quarterly. Includes mention that a few Indian nations have adopted the Bahá'í "consultation" method of decision making. [about]
  25. 2000. Resurgence of Apocalyptic in Modern Islam, by Abbas Amanat, in The Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism, vol. III: Apocalypticism in the Modern Period and the Contemporary Age. Shi'i Mahdism, beliefs on the end of time, and overview of the rise of the Bábí Faith. [about]
  26. 2000. Persian Sphinx, The: Amir Abbas Hoveyda and the Riddle of the Iranian Revolution, by Abbas Milani. 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. [about]
  27. 2000. Last Great Revolution, The: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran, by Robin Wright. Mentions of the Bahá'ís not having political representation in Iran; brief summary of Bahá'í persecutions (in footnote). [about]
  28. 2000. Frontier Fictions: Shaping the Iranian Nation, 1804-1946, by Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet. 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. [about]
  29. 2000. Breathe Not the Sins of Others: A Tale of Suspense, by Stephen D. Dighton. Features Bahá'ís and their Faith in situations many will recognize as mirroring their own spiritual battles. [about]
  30. 1999. The Fifth Dimension, by John Hick. Two passing mentions of the Faith; included because of the author's relevance to Bahá'í Studies. [about]
  31. 1999. Freemasonry, Bahá'ísm, and British Tudehis, in The Rise and Fall of the Pahlavi Dynasty: Memoirs of Former General Hussein Fardust. Overview of Bahá'í activities during the period of Mohammad Reza Shah, from the hostile perspective of Hossein Fardoust, deputy head of SAVAK. [about]
  32. 1999-04. New Religious Movements: Bahá'í, by Mary Pat Fisher, in Living Religions, Chapter 10. Short overview of Bahá'í history, teachings, and consultation. [about]
  33. 1999-04. Chapter 10, The Three Revelations, by Joseph J. Dewey, in The Gathering of Lights. Discusses the Bab and Bahá'ís in context of the emergence of other teachers/masters around the time of Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism. [about]
  34. 1998. Revolutionary Iran: Civil Society and State in the Modernization Process, by Masoud Kamali. Brief discussion of how Amir Kabir, prime minister under Naser al-Din Shah, found favor with the ulama by challenging the Babis. [about]
  35. 1998. Modernity and the Millennium: The Genesis of the Bahá'í Faith in the Nineteenth-century Middle East [introduction only], by Juan Cole, in Studies in the Bábí and Bahá'í Religions. Introduction and first 4 pages of Chapter One. [about]
  36. 1998. Kahlil Gibran: Man and Poet, by Suheil Badi Bushrui and Joe Jenkins. Includes portrait of 'Abdu'l-Bahá sketched by Kahlil Gibran. [about]
  37. 1998. Iranians, The: Persia, Islam, and the Soul of a Nation, by Sandra Mackey. Brief overview of the Bahá'í Faith during the Qajar period, in the context of Iranian politics. [about]
  38. 1998. Frommer's Guide to Israel: Haifa, by Robert Ullian. From a popular travel guide series. Includes Akko [Akka] and Bahji. [about]
  39. 1998. Frommer's Guide to Israel: The Best of Israel, by Robert Ullian. 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. [about]
  40. 1998. Biographies of Jamal-i-Burujirdi, by Adib Taherzadeh and Dariush Lamie. Three short biographies of about the man who asked to be exempt from the laws of the Aqdas. [about]
  41. 1998. Bahá'í, in Scriptures of the World's Religions. Chapter 12, consisting of commentary and a compilation. [about]
  42. 1998-11. Frommer's Guide to Israel: The Golden Coast (includes Akka and Bahji), by Robert Ullian. Travel guide; now out-of-date. [about]
  43. 1997. Mystical content and symbology of Bahá'u'lláh's Four Valleys, by David Langness, in Seeker's Path. Symbology of the Four Valleys, and a brief overview of a four-stage spiritual growth model. [about]
  44. 1997. Constitution of Iran, The: Politics and the State in the Islamic Republic, by Asghar Schirazi. Passing mention of the Bahá'ís, in the context of persecutions under Khomeini and human rights violations. [about]
  45. 1996. Religion in Iran, by Parviz Daneshvar. 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. [about]
  46. 1996. Parliamentary Politics in Revolutionary Iran: The Institutionalization of Factional Politics, by Bahman Baktiari. Brief discussion of anti-Bábí and anti-Bahá'í persecutions in 1896, 1907, and the 1950s. [about]
  47. 1996. Bahá'í Ideals, by Geoffrey Parrinder, in Sexual Morality in the World's Religions. Short chapter on sexual and marriage ethics, [about]
  48. 1996/2000. Locked In: A Medical Mystery, by Stephen D. Dighton. A presentation of the principles of the Bahá'í Faith as lived by an ordinary person in an extraordinary situation. [about]
  49. 1995. Soviet Socialist Republic of Iran, 1920-1921, The: Birth of the Trauma, by Cosroe Chaqueri. Passing mentions of the Bábí revolt 1848-51, and Ehsan Allah Khan of the Constitutional Revolution. [about]
  50. 1995. Ridvan, by John Walbridge, in Sacred Acts, Sacred Space, Sacred Time: Bahá'í Studies volume 1. Two versions of a short article about the 12-day Bahá'í festival. [about]
  51. 1995. Kitáb-i-Aqdas (Most Holy Book): Notes on the Style of the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, by Suheil Badi Bushrui. The near-similarity between the style of the Qur'an and that of the Aqdas. [about]
  52. 1995. Iran and the Muslim World: Resistance and Revolution, by Nikki R. Keddie. 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. [about]
  53. 1995-12. Bábís, by C. M. MacGregor, in Central Asia Part IV: Topography, Ethnography, and History of Persia. Short overview, as excerpted by MacGregor from Shiel's Glimpses of Life and Manners. [about]
  54. 1994. Making of Iran's Islamic Revolution, The: From Monarchy to Islamic Republic, by Mohsen M. Milani. 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. [about]
  55. 1994. Excerpt, by Annemarie Schimmel, in Deciphering the Signs of God: A Phenomenological Approach to Islam. Three passing mentions. [about]
  56. 1994. Century of Revolution, A: Social Movements in Iran. Passing mentions of anti-Bahá'í movements in 1924 and the 1960s. [about]
  57. 1994. Bahá'í: Chapter 15, by Solomon A. Nigosian, in World Faiths. Overview of the Faith from a popular comparative religions textbook. [about]
  58. 1993. Theology of Discontent: The Ideological Foundations of the Islamic Republic in Iran, by Hamid Dabashi. Two passing mentions of the Bahá'í Faith in the context of Iranian nationalism. [about]
  59. 1993. Paranoid Style in Iranian Politics, The, by Ervand Abrahamian, in Khomeinism: Essays on the Islamic Republic. 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. [about]
  60. 1993. Freya Stark: A Biography, by Molly Izzard. 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. [about]
  61. 1993. Earth in the Balance, by Albert Gore. One-paragraph mention in a book by Senator, then just-elected Vice-President, of the US. [about]
  62. 1993. Crowning Anguish: Memoirs of a Persian Princess from the Harem to Modernity 1884-1914, by Taj al-Saltana. Passing references to the Babis in Amanat's introduction to, and in the autobiography of, Nasir al-Din's daughter. [about]
  63. 1993. Babists, Bahá'í History, by George A. Mather and Larry A. Nichols, in Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions, and the Occult. Three entries from an outsider dictionary, followed by a response by Robert Stockman. [about]
  64. 1992. Babism, Bahá'ís, Baha'u'llah, by Ian Richard Netton, in A Popular Dictionary of Islam. A few short dictionary-type entries. [about]
  65. 1991. New Delhi: Recommendations for a Short Stay, by Kirsten Ellis. Half-page overview of the Lotus Temple in India, and brief summary of Bahá'í history. [about]
  66. 1991. Iran: Drehscheibe zwischen Ost und West, by Gerhard Schweizer. Lengthy discussion of Bábí history, Bahá'í literature and teachings, and the persecutions of 1955 and 1979. [about]
  67. 1991. Dynamics of the Iranian Revolution, The: The Pahlavis' Triumph and Tragedy, by Jahangir Amuzegar. Passing mention of a one-time Iranian conspiracy theory that the Bahá'ís and Freemasons were running the country. [about]
  68. 1990. Iranian Politics and Religious Modernism: The Liberation Movement of Iran under the Shah and Khomeini, by H. E. Chehabi. Multiple passing mentions of the Faith in the context of Iranian political developments in the mid-20th century. [about]
  69. 1990. Anti-Bahá'í Society, The, by Mehdi Abedi and Michael M.J. Fischer, in Debating Muslims: Cultural Dialogues in Postmodernity and Tradition. Autobiographical stories of Abedi and his involvement in opposition to the Bahá'í Faith in Iran with the "Anjoman-e Zedd-e Bahá'íyat." [about]
  70. 1989. State, Bureaucracy, and Revolution in Modern Iran, The: Agrarian Reforms and Regime Politics, by Ali Farazmand. 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. [about]
  71. 1989. Social Origins of the Iranian Revolution, by Misagh Parsa. Mentions of Falsafi's anti-Bahá'í campaign of 1953, and of Bahá'ís being excluded from the government in 1979. [about]
  72. 1989. Islam and Modernism: The Iranian Revolution of 1906, by Vanessa A. Martin. Overview of Shaykhism, the Bábí movement, and the ulama under the Qajar dynasty. [about]
  73. 1989. Iran in the Twentieth Century: A Political History, by M. Reza Ghods. 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. [about]
  74. 1989. Behind Iranian Lines, by John Simpson. 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. [about]
  75. 1988. Turban for the Crown, The, by Said Amir Arjomand. Passing mentions of Babis and Bahá'ís on six pages. [about]
  76. 1988. Place Apart, A, by Susan Stitt, in dialogue magazine, 2:2-3. A chapter from Mango Joy, a book of poetry and reflections about pioneering in Vanuata and the culture of the South Pacific. [about]
  77. 1988. Islam: The Straight Path, by John L. Esposito. Passing mention of political persecutions. [about]
  78. 1988. History of Islamic Societies, A, by Ira Lapidus. Two passing references, in the context of the ulama vs. the state. [about]
  79. 1988. Adventures in Persia: To India by the Back Door, by Ronald Sinclair. Travel diary, including a description of Tabriz and a mention of the martyrdom of the Báb. [about]
  80. 1988/1999. Black Pearls: Notes on Slavery, by Moojan Momen and Abu'l-Qasim Afnan, in Black Pearls: Servants in the Households of the Báb and Bahá'u'lláh. Editor's note, foreword, preface, and introduction to two editions of Black Pearls; brief overview of the institution of slavery. [about]
  81. 1987. Viaje al Interior de Persia: El itinerario de Rivadeneyra (1874-75), by Lily Litvak. 1-page overview of Bábí history and the Bahá'í/Azali split. [about]
  82. 1987. Shi'ism: Resistance and Revolution, by Martin Kramer. Brief mentions of Khomeini and of Hojjatiyya, the "anti-Bahá'í society." [about]
  83. 1987. Land Reform and Social Change in Iran, by Afsaneh Najmabadi. 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. [about]
  84. 1987. Chapter 14, "Bahá'í", by Lewis M. Hopfe, in Religions of the World. Short chapter, covering "Origin and development of Bahá'í," "The teachings of Bahá'í," and "Bahá'í practices." [about]
  85. 1987. Baha'i Faith and Marxism: Foreword, Introduction, Bios, in The Bahá'í Faith and Marxism. 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. [about]
  86. 1986. Left in Contemporary Iran, The, by Sepehr Zabih. Discussion of "urban guerilla warfare" pre-1979 with one passing mention of an unnamed Bahá'í businessman as owner of Export Bank. [about]
  87. 1986/2021. Dawn-Breakers Movie, The, by James J. Keene. 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. [about]
  88. 1985. Spirit of Allah, The: Khomeini and the Islamic Revolution, by Amir Taheri. 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). [about]
  89. 1985. Iran under the Ayatollahs, by Dilip Hiro. Mentions of persecutions of Baha'is in 1903, 1955, and 1978. [about]
  90. 1985. Iran since the Revolution, by Nikki R. Keddie and Mangol Bayat. 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. [about]
  91. 1984. Historical Geography of Iran, An, by Wilhelm Barthold. Passing mentions of the Bahá'ís in Yazd and E. G. Browne; Zanjan in 1850; and the location of the execution of the Báb. [about]
  92. 1983. In the Service of the Peacock Throne: The Diaries of the Shah's Last Ambassador to London, by Parviz C. Radji. Passing mentions of the bombing of a restaurant allegedly owned by a Bahá'í (1979?), and the Bahá'í father of Amir Abbas Hoveyda. [about]
  93. 1982. Iran since the Revolution, by Sepehr Zabih. Discussion of the Iranian constitution, with one passing mention of Bahá'ís not being recognized. [about]
  94. 1982. Iran between Two Revolutions, by Ervand Abrahamian. Multiple references to the Bahá'í Faith, in an academic book of history. [about]
  95. 1981. Religious Heritage of America, The, by Albert M. Shulman. 2-page overview of Bahá'í history, administrative structure, and beliefs. [about]
  96. 1981. Political Economy of Modern Iran, The: Despotism and Pseudo-Modernism 1926-1979, by Homa Katouzian. 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. [about]
  97. 1981. Introduction to Islamic Theology and Law , by Ignaz Goldziher. 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." [about]
  98. 1981. Debacle: The American Failure in Iran, by Michael Ledeen. Passing mentions of Mohammad Reza Shah appointing Bahá'ís to his cabinet, and attacks on Bahá'ís and their businesses in 1977-1978. [about]
  99. 1981/2003. Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution, by Nikki R. Keddie. 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). [about]
  100. 1980. Pilgrim's notes about Shoghi Effendi, by Ramona Brown, in Memories of 'Abdu'l-Bahá: Recollections of the Early Days of the Bahá'ís of California. Notes from a pilgrimage in 1954. [about]
  101. 1980. Iran: From Religious Dispute to Revolution, by Michael M. J. Fischer. 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. [about]
  102. 1980. Fall of the Peacock Throne: The Story of Iran, by William H. Forbis. 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. [about]
  103. 1980. Anti-Bahá'í Campaign, The, by Shahrough Akhavi, in Religion and Politics in Contemporary Iran: Clergy-State Relations in the Pahlavi Period. Detailed historical account of the 1955 persecutions in Iran. [about]
  104. 1979. Dervish of Windsor Castle, The: The Life of Arminius Vambery, by Lory Alder and Richard Dalby. Two-paragraph discussion of Curzon and the Babis. [about]
  105. 1979. Crossroads of Civilization: 3000 Years of Persian History, by Clive Irving. Passing mentions of Bábí history and the word "Bábí" being used as a label to tarnish political dissidents. [about]
  106. 1978. Iran: A Country Study. Half-page summary of Bahá'í thought and history. [about]
  107. 1978. Iran: The Illusion of Power, by Robert Graham. 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. [about]
  108. 1978. Chapter 6, "Some 'New' Religions: Cao Dai, The Bahá'í Faith, Theosophy, by Edward Rice, in Ten Religions of the East. Historical overview, from Shi'i Islam to the Wilmette Temple. [about]
  109. 1977. Twentieth-Century Iran. Five passing mentions of the Faith. [about]
  110. 1977. Persian Stronghold of Zoroastrianism, A, by Mary Boyce. Brief mention of Bahá'í converts to Zoroastrianism in Yazd. [about]
  111. 1977. English Amongst the Persians During the Qajar Period 1787-1921, The, by Denis Wright. 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. [about]
  112. 1975. Religion and Atheism in the U.S.S.R. and Eastern Europe. Two passing mentions, in the context of Islamic "spiritual administrations" in the USSR. [about]
  113. 1975. Navjote of a Converted Zoroastrian Bahai, The: (Chapter 68), by Maneckji Nuserwanji Dhalla, in Dastur Dhalla, the Saga of a Soul: Autobiography of Shams-ul-ulama Dastur Dr. Maneckji Nusserwanji Dhalla. 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.) [about]
  114. 1974. Social Protest of the Babis, The, by Marshall G. S. Hodgson, in The Venture of Islam, vol. 3: The Gunpowder Empires and Modern Times. Two pages on the Babis, from a classic textbook on Islamic history. [about]
  115. 1974. Shuster Mission and the Persian Constitutional Revolution, The, by Robert A. McDaniel. 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. [about]
  116. 1974. Man's Religions: Fifth Edition, by John B. Noss. Half-page overview of Bahá'í history and thought; this is a re-written version of the section from Noss' 1956 edition. [about]
  117. 1974. Freya Stark: Letters: Volume 1: The Furnace and the Cup 1914-1930, by Freya Stark. Letters about a stay in Baghdad in 1929, with a few passing references to Bahá'ís she met. [about]
  118. 1974. Extract from Brochure "One World, One People - A Bahá'í View", by Bahá'í International Community. 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. [about]
  119. 1974. Abdu'l-Baha's horoscope, by Marc Edmund Jones, in The Guide to Horoscope Interpretation. Abdu'l-Bahá's Horoscope, as prepared by a non-Bahá'í. [about]
  120. 1973. Religious and Spiritual Groups in Modern America, by Robert S. Ellwood. From chapter eight, "The East in the Golden West: Other Oriental Movements." [about]
  121. 1973. Gobineau, L'Orient et L'Iran: Tome 1 1816-1860, by Jean Boissel. One-page excerpt about Gobineau's interactions with the Bábís. [about]
  122. 1972. Grundriss der Religionsgeschichte, by Ernst Dammann. 3-page overview of Bahá'í history and teachings. [about]
  123. 1971. Unity of Civilization, The, by Robley Edward Whitson, in The Coming Convergence of World Religions. 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. [about]
  124. 1971. History and the Idea of Mankind. Brief comparison of the Bahá'í Faith, Ramakrishna Vedanta, and Humanism, and their belief that all religions can be reconciled in unity. [about]
  125. 1971. Area Handbook for Iran, by Harvey Henry Smith and et al.. One-page overview of Bahá'í history. [about]
  126. 1970. Unity of Nations, The, by Albert Ross Vail and Emily McLellan Vail, in Transforming Light: The Living Heritage of World Religions. A meditation on Bahá'í-inspired themes of peace and the betterment of society. Does not mention the Faith. [about]
  127. 1970. Islam: Beliefs and Observances, by Caesar E. Farah. Overview of the Bábí and Bahá'í faiths, and their relevance to "modernity," [about]
  128. 1969. Religion in the Middle East: Three Religions in Concord and Conflict: Volume 1, Judaism and Christianity, by Arthur J. Arberry. Three mentions of the Babis and Bahá'ís. [about]
  129. 1969. Religion in the Middle East: Three Religions in Concord and Conflict: Volume 2, Islam, by Arthur J. Arberry. Five mentions of the Babis, Bahá'ís, and Ahmadiyya. [about]
  130. 1969. Israel: An Uncommon Guide, by Joan Comay. Overviews of Haifa, Mount Carmel, and Akka, with brief mentions of Bahá'í locations. [about]
  131. 1969. Introducing Israel: Second Revised Edition, by Joan Comay. Chapters on Haifa, Mt. Carmel, and Akka, with passing mentions of the Faith. Also published under the title Everyone's Guide to Israel. [about]
  132. 1969. Bahá'ís, The, by Ninian Smart, in Religious Experience of Mankind. Short treatment of Bahá'í history and thought, in a commonly-assigned university textbook. [about]
  133. 1968. Religion in a Secular Age: The search for final meaning, by John Cogley. 1-sentence mention from Part 3, "The Religious Response to Modernity." [about]
  134. 1968. Persia, by Richard N. Frye. Excerpt from a book on the history of Iran. Includes mention of Bahá'í schools in the early twentieth century. [about]
  135. 1968. Modern Syncretistic Sects: Babism-Bahá'ísm and the Ahmadiyya, by Trevor Ling, in A History of Religion East and West. 2-page summary of Bábí history. [about]
  136. 1967. Modern Iran, by Peter Avery. 24 pages from chapters on "Nasiru'd-Din Shah's heritage," "Nasiru'd-Din Shah on his own," and "Prologue to Revolution." [about]
  137. 1966. City and Village in Iran: Settlement and Economy in the Kirman Basin, by Paul Ward English. Brief description of villages in Iran, including Langar, the "center of the Shaykhi sect." [about]
  138. 1965. Die Perser: von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart, by Alessandro Bausani. Brief overview of the early years of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  139. 1964/1979. Nationalism in Iran, by Richard W. Cottam. 3-page discussion of treatment of Bahá'ís as a minority religion in Iran in the 1950s, and passing mention of the late 1970s. [about]
  140. 1963. Splendour of Israel, The, by Robert Payne. 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. [about]
  141. 1963. Introducing Israel, by Joan Comay. Chapters on Haifa, Mt. Carmel, and Akka, with passing mentions of the Faith. Also published under the title Everyone's Guide to Israel. [about]
  142. 1963. Heart of Iran, The, by Duncan Forbes. Travel diary with an account of meeting a Bahá'í in Shiraz, and an overview of Bahá'í history. [about]
  143. 1963. Bahai, by Helmuth von Glasenapp, in Non-Christian Religions A to Z. Two-page overview of Bahá'í history. [about]
  144. 1963. Bahá'ís, The, by Geoffrey Parrinder, in What World Religions Teach. Two-page excerpt from Chapter 12, "Sikhs, Bahais, and Theosophists," and two other passing mentions. [about]
  145. 1962. Sacred Books of the World, by A. C. Bouquet. Two-page summary of Bahá'í history. [about]
  146. 1962. Comparative Religion, by Geoffrey Parrinder. Three passing mentions. [about]
  147. 1961. India: A Modern History, by Percival Spear. 1-sentence excerpt from Chapter 8, "Islam in India." [about]
  148. 1961-01. Preface, by Firuz Kazemzadeh, in The Promised Day is Come. 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. [about]
  149. 1960. World Cultures and World Religions: The Coming Dialogue, by Hendrik Kraemer. 1-page discussion of Bahá'í teachings as a universalist example of "esoteric wisdom from ... the Far East." [about]
  150. 1960. Browne and the Babis, by Arthur J. Arberry, in Shiraz: Persian City of Saints and Poets. Brief history of the Babis and E. G. Browne's relations with them. [about]
  151. 1959. Man of the World: My Life on Five Continents, by Cornelius Vanderbilt. An account of Vanderbilt, famed businessman and philanthropist, meeting pioneer Larry Hautz in Rhodesia, circa 1955. [about]
  152. 1959-01. Station Wagon Odyssey: Baghdad to Istanbul; A famous American traveler continuing a journey across the Moslem East, by William O. Douglas, in National Geographic Magazine, CXV:1. Very short mention in this travelogue by a Supreme Court Justice of the United States. [about]
  153. 1958. Religions: A Preliminary Historical and Theological Study, by D. W. Gundry. Brief 1-paragraph overview of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  154. 1957. Living Religions of the World, by Frederic Spiegelberg. 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. [about]
  155. 1957. Iran, by Vincent Monteil. Passing mention of the Bab and Bahá'u'lláh. [about]
  156. 1956. Man's Religions, by John B. Noss. Half-page overview of Bahá'í history and thought. [about]
  157. 1956. Chaos of Cults, The: A Study in Present-Day Isms, by Jan Karel van Baalen. Fourteen-page chapter on the Faith from a critical yet somewhat sympathetic Christian perspective ("Bahá'ísm has some very fine points..."). [about]
  158. 1956. Bahá'í Cause, The, by Ahmad Sohrab, in Living Schools of Religion, ed. Vergilius Ferm. Brief overview of the Bahá'í Faith, with passing references to Sohrab's "New History Society." [about]
  159. 1955. Faiths Men Live By, The, by Charles Francis Potter. One-page overview of the Bahá'í Faith's relationship to gnosticism, and its status in America. [about]
  160. 1953. Iraq, 1900 to 1950: A Political, Social, and Economic History, by Stephen Hemsley Longrigg. Passing mention of the confiscation of Bahá'í properties in Baghdad in the early 1930s. [about]
  161. 1953. Guidance for Today and Tomorrow: Excerpts, by Shoghi Effendi. 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. [about]
  162. 1953. Chicago the Pagan, by Weimar Port. 2-page description of the Bahá'í Temple in Wilmette, with a poem about it by Charles Collins published in the Chicago Tribune. [about]
  163. 1953/1970. Israel between East and West, by Raphael Patai. Passing mention of Bahá'ís in Palestine in the 1940s, estimating that they numbered around 300. [about]
  164. 1952. Israel Resurgent, by Norman Bentwich. Two editions of a book with a one-paragraph overview of Babi-Bahá'í history. [about]
  165. 1952. Die Fünf Grossen Religionen, by Helmuth von Glasenapp. 1-page overview of Babi/Bahá'í history. [about]
  166. 1951/1972. Questions and Answers 1950-51, by Mirra Alfassa. Recollections of Abdu'l-Bahá speaking about sacrifice and suffering by a leading spiritual collaborator of Sri Aurobindo. [about]
  167. 1950?. Monsieur Nicolas - the French: Extracts from Tarikh-i Azarbeyijan, by Haji Mirza Haydar Ali Uskui. 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. [about]
  168. 1948. Der Islam (Sekten), by Rudolf Strothmann. Passing mentions in the context of Islamic modernism, the Qajars in the 1840s, and the Nusayris. [about]
  169. 1947. Palestine: A Study of Jewish, Arab, and British Policies, volume 2, by Esco Foundation for Palestine. One-page discussion of Bahá'ís being evicted from properties in Iraq, and their appeal to the League of Nations Permanent Mandates Commission. [about]
  170. 1946. Baha'i Faith, The, by Marcus Bach, in They Have Found a Faith, Chapter 7. An outsider's view of the Bahá'í community from a "faith-based" perspective. [about]
  171. 1946/1968. Community of Religions, The, by John Herman Randall, in The Meaning of Religion for Man. 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. [about]
  172. 1941. S.W. Persia: A Political Officer's Diary 1907-1914, by Arnold, Sir Wilson. Two passing mentions of Bahá'ís and Babis. [about]
  173. 1941/1997. Old New Land, by Theodor Herzl. 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. [about]
  174. 1939. Wild Asses, The: A Journey through Persia, by W. V. Emanuel. Passing mentions of Babis in Tabriz and Zanjan. [about]
  175. 1939. Translation of French Foot-Notes of the Dawn-Breakers. Translation of the French footnotes of The Dawn-Breakers. [about]
  176. 1939. Christ the Seed, by Francis J. Mott. 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. [about]
  177. 1938. Palestine Unveiled, by Douglas V. Duff. Passing mentions of the German Colony and descriptions of Akka and Haifa. Contains no mention of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  178. 1937. Something New in Iran, by J. N. Hoare. Brief (negative) reference to the Bahá'ís by a Christian missionary in Iran. [about]
  179. 1937. Pageant of Persia, The: A Record of Travel by Motor in Persia with an Account of Its Ancient and Modern Ways, by Henry Filmer. Three-page overview of Bábí and Bahá'í history, with many more pages of description of Persian culture and history included for context. [about]
  180. 1937. Great Unity, The: A New Approach to Religious Education, by Margaret Barr. Introduction, about a Universalist religious-education curriculum experiment in Calcutta in 1933-1936, and a short overview of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  181. 1936. Road to Nazareth, The: Through Palestine Today, by John Gibbons. Two-page discussion of the Babis and Mount Carmel, from a travel diary. [about]
  182. 1936. Bahá'ísm, by Alban G. Widgery, in Living Religions and Modern Thought. Chapter-length overview of Bahá'í theology. [about]
  183. 1935. Persia: Romance and Reality, by Onera Amelia Merritt-Hawkes. 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. [about]
  184. 1934. History of Religion, A, by Herbert H. Gowen. Summary of the Bahá'í Faith as an example of a "syncretistic" religion. [about]
  185. 1934. Eastern Chequerboard, An, by Harry Charles Luke. One-page mention of the Bahá'ís and Mirza Yahya, Subh-i-Azal. [about]
  186. 1933. Short History of Religions A, by E. E. Kellett. Overview of Babism, from the chapter "Mohammedism." [about]
  187. 1933. Shi'ite Religion, chapter 33: Rise of Related Sects in Modern Times [Shayhki, Babi, Bahá'í], by Dwight M. Donaldson. [about]
  188. 1933. Correspondance entre le Comte de Gobineau et le Comte de Prokesche-Osten (1854-1876), by Joseph Arthur Gobineau. Multiple letters from 1865-1868 referencing the Bábí Faith. [about]
  189. 1933. Cairo to Persia and Back, by Owen Tweedy. Mention of Tabriz, and the execution of the Báb. [about]
  190. 1932. Wanderer in the Promised Land, A, by Norman Bentwich. Four pages on the history of Akka, including two on the Bahá'ís. [about]
  191. 1932. Modern Movements in Islam, by Gyula (Julius) Germanus. Chapter on the Shaykhis, Babis, and Bahá'ís. Not proofread, has scanning errors. [about]
  192. 1931. Modern Wayfarer in Persia, A, by Constance M. Alexander. Two-page overview of Bábí history, and passing mention of the Bahá'ís in Tabriz. [about]
  193. 1929. Persien wie es ist und war mit Karawane, Auto und Flugzeug durch Risas Königreich, by Hermann Norden. 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. [about]
  194. 1929. Minutes of the Sixteenth Session, 1929, by Permanent Mandates Commission. Petition from the Bahai Spiritual Assembly of Baghdad regarding the confiscation of property; measures taken after the Council's decision. [about]
  195. 1929. Babism and Behaism, by Henri Lammens, in Islám: Beliefs and Institutions, trans. Sir E. Denison Ross. From Chapter 8, "Reformists and Modernists." [about]
  196. 1928. Minutes of the Fourteenth Session, 1928, by Permanent Mandates Commission. Petition to the League of Nations from the Spiritual Assembly of Baghdad regarding confiscation of property. [about]
  197. 1926. Easter in Palestine, 1921-1922, by Millicent Fawcett. Background of Tiberias, Akka, and Haifa, with passing mentions of The Bab and Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  198. 1925. Lehrbuch der Religionsgeschichte, by Alfred Bertholet. One-paragraph overview of the Bábí movement. [about]
  199. 1924. Anatolica, by Harry Charles Luke, in Anatolica. One-page discussion of Mirza Yahya, Subh-i-Azal. [about]
  200. 1924. Abdu'l-Baha, by Constance Elizabeth Maud, in Sparks among the Stubble. Chapter on Abdu'l-Bahá and Qurratu'l-Ayn, from a book of biographical studies. [about]
  201. 1924-12. Bahá'í Cause, The, by William Loftus Hare, in Open Court, 38:12. An account of the "Parliament of Living Religions," in London, 1924. Includes 2-page summary of presentations by Mountfort Mills and Ruhi Afnan. [about]
  202. 1923. Unconventional Memories: Europe — Persia — Japan, by Ralph Nevill. 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. [about]
  203. 1923. Life of Alexander Whyte, The, by G. F. Barbour. One-page overview of Abdul'-Baha's visit to a home in Edinburgh in January 1913. [about]
  204. 1922. Persia, by Percy Molesworth Sykes. 3-page overview of early Bábí history. Complete book is included, for historical interest. [about]
  205. 1922. Handbook of Palestine, The, by Harry Charles Luke. 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. [about]
  206. 1922. Days of a Man, The, by David Starr Jordan, vol. 2. One-paragraph mention of meeting Abdu'l-Bahá in 1912. [about]
  207. 1922. Abdul Baha; Babism, in Winston's Cumulative Loose-Leaf Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Work. Two short encyclopedia entries. [about]
  208. 1921. Introduction to the Study of Some Living Religions of the East, by Sydney Cave. One-paragraph overview of the lives of The Báb and Bahá'u'lláh. [about]
  209. 1921. Excellency of Mt. Carmel, The, by George Napier Whittingham, in The Home of Fadeless Splendour: The Diary of a Pilgrimage to Palestine. Chapter 10, "The Excellency of Mt. Carmel," describes the author's visit to Haifa and gives an overview of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  210. 1921-12-24. Glitter of Bahá'ísm, The, in Literary Digest, 71:13. Half-page overview of Bahá'í history and teachings, written shortly after the passing of Abdu'l-Bahá. No author given. [about]
  211. 1920. Count Joseph Arthur Gobineau, Professor Clement Imbault-Huart, in A Biographical Dictionary of Modern Rationalists. Two short dictionary entries. [about]
  212. 1918. Mahdi in Persia and Syria, The, by Wilson D. Wallis, in Messiahs: Christian and Pagan. Short overview Bahá'í history, with quotes from pilgrims notes, and citations of other scholarly or published sources. [about]
  213. 1918. Mahdi in Persia and Syria, The, by Richard G. Badger, in Messiahs Christian and Pagan. Extract on the Bábí and Bahá'í Faiths, in a book exploring the concept of the Mahdi, a messianic figure in Islamic tradition. [about]
  214. 1918. Ahmadiya Movement, The, by H. A. Walter. Old commentary on similarities and difference between the Ahmadiya and Bábí-Bahá'í movements. [about]
  215. 1917. Shining Light from Persia, A, by Albert Ross Vail and Emily McLellan Vail, in Heroic Lives in Universal Religion: A Manual for Religious Instruction in Junior Grades. 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. [about]
  216. 1917. Mohammed and Islam, by Ignaz Goldziher. 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. [about]
  217. 1916. Mary Bird in Persia, by Clara C. Rice. An impressionistic picture of the Bahá'í Faith published by the Church Missionary Society in 1916; includes a statistical estimate. [about]
  218. 1915. Meeting a Prophet, by Archie Bell, in The Spell of the Holy Land. Book chapter containing three interviews with 'Abdu'l-Bahá at the Sea of Galilee. [about]
  219. 1915. List of Works in the New York Public Library Relating to Persia: Babism and Behaism, in Bulletin of the New York Public Library. Section "Religion / Parsees / Babism and Behaism." [about]
  220. 1914. Hints for Residents and Travellers in Persia, by A. R. Neligan. 2-sentence mention of Babis/Bahá'ís. [about]
  221. 1914. City of Dancing Dervishes, The: And other sketches and studies from the Near East, by Harry Charles Luke. One-half page summary of the Mahdi and Bahá'í history. [about]
  222. 1914-05-20. Religious Influence of Persia, The: A Paper Read before the Persia Society, by E. G. Browne. Passing mentions of the Bahá'í Faith in the context of Persian culture and letters. [about]
  223. 1913. Peeps Into Persia, by Dorothy de Warzee. Brief mention of the Bahá'í Faith in a travelogue about Persia. [about]
  224. 1913. Fringe of the East, The: A journey through past and present provinces of Turkey, by Harry Charles Luke. 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. [about]
  225. 1913-05-23. Persian Press and Persian Journalism, The: A Lecture delivered to the Persia Society, by E. G. Browne. 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. [about]
  226. 1913-05-23. Journalist in the Holy Land, A: Glimpses of Egypt and Palestine, by Arthur E. Copping. A visit to the Akka and its surroundings in 1913; no mention of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  227. 1913-03. Bahaism, by Anonymous, in Vassar Miscellany, 42:5. 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. [about]
  228. 1912. Universal Education, by Abdu'l-Bahá, in Mémoires sur l'education morale, présentés au deuxième Congrès international d'éducation morale à La Haye. Tablet to the second international congress on moral education in The Hague. [about]
  229. 1912. Religions of Modern Syria and Palestine, The, by Frederick Jones Bliss. [about]
  230. 1912. Call of Mt. Carmel, The, by Maude M. Holbach, in Bible Ways in Bible Lands: An Impression of Palestine. Includes passing references to Abdu'l-Bahá and Akka, a description of life in Haifa at the time, and some history of Laurence Oliphant. [about]
  231. 1912/1978. Words of Long Ago, by Mirra Alfassa. 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. [about]
  232. 1912-04-26. Literature of Persia, The: A Lecture delivered to the Persia Society, by E. G. Browne. A selection of Persian poetry, featuring poems by Nabil, Tahirih, and Bábí martyrs. [about]
  233. 1912-01. Woman and Islam, by Elihu Grant, in Life and Light for Woman, 42:1. One-paragraph sympathetic mention. [about]
  234. 1911. Palestine: Depicted and Described, by G. E. Franklin. 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. [about]
  235. 1911. List of Works in the New York Public Library Relating to Arabia and the Arabs, Arabic Philosophy, Science and Literature, in Bulletin of the New York Public Library, Vol. 15:1 (January 1911). A single entry "Daghistani" and a section "Muhammadanism / Sects / Babis." [about]
  236. 1910. Revolutions de la Perse: Les Provinces, Les Peuples et le Gouvernement, by Victor Berard. Short extract on the Bábís. [about]
  237. 1910. Persia and Its People, by Ella C. Sykes. 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. [about]
  238. 1910. Land and Its Book, The: Biblical Illustrations drawn from the Manners and Customs, the Scenes and Scenery of the Holy Land, by W. M. Thomson. Description of the area around Akka in 1857. Does not mention the Faith. [about]
  239. 1910. Fifty Three Years In Syria, by Henry H. Jessup. Passing encounters between Bahá'ís and a Christian missionary in Iran, 1867-1901. [about]
  240. 1909. Behind the Veil in Persia and Turkish Arabia: An Account of an Englishwoman's Eight Years' Residence Amongst the Women of the East, by M. E. Hume-Griffith. Three-page history of the Bab and his execution, with reference to the persecutions in Yazd. [about]
  241. 1908. Persia: The Awakening East, by W. P. Cresson. Brief overview of the early years of the Bábí Faith. [about]
  242. 1908. Development of Metaphysics in Persia, The: A Contribution to the History of Muslim Philosophy, by Muhammad Iqbal. Short philosophical observations on the theology of the Báb and Bahá'u'lláh. [about]
  243. 1908/1930. Allgemeine Evangelische Missionsgeschichte: Mission und Evangelisation im Orient, vol. 2, by Julius Richter. Three-page discussion of Bahá'í history and thought. [about]
  244. 1907. Five Years in a Persian Town, by Napier Malcolm. Many passing mentions, plus a detailed overview, in an account by a Christian missionary in Yazd, first published in 1905. [about]
  245. 1907. Episode of The 'Báb', by E. Crawshay Williams, in Acoss Persia. Brief overview of the Báb's execution. [about]
  246. 1907. Babis, The, by Eustache de Lorey, in Queer Things about Persia. 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. [about]
  247. 1906. Persia Past and Present: A Book of Travel and Research, by Abraham Valentine Williams Jackson. A few passing mentions of the Babis. [about]
  248. 1906. Islam in Persia, by W. St. Clair Tisdall, in The Mohammedan World of To-Day. Passing discussions of Babis and Bahá'ís in Iran at the start of the 20th century (pages 115-118, 121, 129-130). [about]
  249. 1904. Our Own Times: A Continuous History of the Twentieth Century, by Merwin Bannister. Brief mention of the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  250. 1903. Zustände im Heutigen Persien wie sie das Reisebuch Ibrahim Begs Enthüllt, by Walter Schulz. Passing mentions of the Babis and their persecutions in the context of the travels through Iran of the fictitious character Ibrahím Bayg. [about]
  251. 1903. Development of Muslim Theology, Jurisprudence, and Constitutional Theory, by Duncan H. MacDonald. Two-page excerpt with a one-sentence mention of Babism. [about]
  252. 1903. Across Coveted Lands, by Henry Savage-Landor. Brief mention of the Bahá'ís of Yazd. [about]
  253. 1902. Ten Thousand Miles in Persia or Eight Years in Iran, by Percy Molesworth Sykes. Brief overview of Babism, including estimate of numbers of Bahá'ís and Azalis in Kirman. [about]
  254. 1902. Political Divisions and Schisms, by Syed Ameer Ali, in The Spirit of Islam: A History of the Evolution and Ideals of Islam, with a Life of the Prophet. Three page excerpt, with two endnotes. [about]
  255. 1902-08. Missionary Principles and Practice: A Discussion of Christian Missions and of some Criticisms upon them, by Robert E. Speer. Brief testimonial of a "converted Moslem" who turned to Babism, but then became a Christian. [about]
  256. 1901. Land of the Lion and the Sun: Personal Experiences, the Nations of Persia — Their Manners, Customs, and Their Belief, by Absalom D. Shabaz. 1-paragraph overview of the "new sect" of "the Baáb." [about]
  257. 1901/1912. Babism, by Denison Ross, in Great Religions of the World. Chapter-length overview of Bábí and early Bahá'í history. [about]
  258. 1898-09. Followers of Beha in Persia, The, by Charles H. Stileman, in Church Missionary Intelligencer, 49:593, 23:273. A follow-up to the author's 1893 article "A Week with the Babis." [about]
  259. 1897. Bobeism, Bobe [The Bab], His Doctrine, His Personal Appearance, by Mooshie G. Daniel, in Modern Persia. An early sympathetic overview of the Báb and Bahá'ís. [about]
  260. 1896-08-22. Bab and Babism, The, by John David Rees, in Littell's Living Age, 210:2720. 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. [about]
  261. 1896-07-31. Bab og Babismen: en ny religion og dens stifter, by John David Rees, in Kringsjaa. Norwegian translation of Rees' Bab and Babism, 1896. [about]
  262. 1895. Persia Revisited: With Remarks on H.I.M. Mozuffer-Ed-Din Shah, and the Present Situation in Persia, by Thomas Edward Gordon. Short chapter-length overview of the Bábí Faith. [about]
  263. 1894-07. Across Asia on a Bicycle: Through Persia to Samarkand, by Thomas Gaskell Allen and William Lewis Sachtleben, in The Century: a popular quarterly, 48:3. A travelogue through Tabreez, with a short but somewhat hostile history of the Bab. [about]
  264. 1893-07. Week with the Babis, A, by Charles H. Stileman, in Church Missionary Intelligencer, XLIV:543 and XVII:211. Journal of the Reverend C.H. Stileman, M.A., of the CMS Persia Mission, on his travels to convert Bahá'ís in 1893. [about]
  265. 1891. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, by Isabella Lucy Bird. 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. [about]
  266. 1891. In the Land of the Lion and the Sun, or, Modern Persia: Being Experiences of Life in Persia from 1866 to 1881, by Charles James Wills. Numerous passing mentions of the Bábí Faith. [about]
  267. 1887. La Perse La Chaldée et La Susiane: Relation de Voyage, by Jane Dieulafoy. Early overview of the Bábí movement in Zanjan, from a travel diary through Iran, Chaldea, and Susa (Shush). [about]
  268. 1887. Babs and Their Prophet, The, by Laurence Oliphant, in Haifa, or Life in Modern Palestine. 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. [about]
  269. 1886. Persia: The Land of the Imams, by James Bassett. Brief mention of the Bábí and Bahá'í Faiths. [about]
  270. 1882. Six Months in Persia, by Edward Stack. Passing mentions of the Babis. [about]
  271. 1878 March. Shelly's Life and Writings, by William Michael Rossetti, in The University Magazine, Volume 1. 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. [about]
  272. 1877. Through Persia by Caravan, by Arthur E. Arnold, Volume 2. Early three-page overview of Bábí and Bahá'í history. Bahá'u'lláh is here referred to as "Behar." [about]
  273. 1876. Eastern Persia: An Account of the Journeys of the Persian Boundary Commission 1870-72, by Major St. John. Brief description of the town of Nírís [Nayriz], "the head-quarters of Bábism," and the road to Shiraz. [about]
  274. 1872. Journey through the Caucasus and the Interior of Persia, by Augustus Henry Mounsey. 4-page overview of Bábí history. [about]
  275. 1869. Resa I Persien [Journey in Persia], by Hermann Vambery. Book excerpt from 1869 of a travel diary in Swedish. [about]
  276. 1869. Babism, in Zell's Popular Encyclopedia : A Universal Dictionary of English Language, Science, Literature, and Art, vol. 1. Possibly the earliest encyclopedia entry on The Bab. [about]
  277. 1869. Babism, by Stephen G. Bullfinch, in Studies in the Evidences of Christianity. Brief account of the Bábí movement by an American Unitarian clergyman. [about]
  278. 1868. Das Südliche Ufer des Kaspischen Meeres oder Die Nordprovinzen Persiens, by G. Melgunof. 3-page overview of the Bábí movement, with discussion of Mulla Husayn and Tahirih. [about]
  279. 1867. Bab und Babis, by Arminius (Armin) Vambery, in Meine Wanderungen und Erlebnisse in Persien. Lengthy discussion of the Babis, by a Hungarian Jew who later met Abdu'l-Bahá. [about]
  280. 1866. History of Persia from the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century to the Year 1858, A, by Robert Grant Watson. A review of the events that led to the establishment of the Qajar dynasty, with discussion of the Babis. [about]
  281. 1864. History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, by John William Draper. 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. [about]
  282. 1859. Historia Universal, by Cesar Cantu. 1-sentence mention. [about]
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