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Introduction and first 4 pages of Chapter One.
This excerpt was posted online by Google Books and is shared here both by fair-use, and with the author's permission (given at time of publication). While published by Columbia, the book was also included in Kalimat's Studies series.

This book was the subject of some letters from the Universal House of Justice, posted at Kalimat Press and Distribution by Bahá'í Agencies. See also a discussion in the Forum.

Modernity and the Millennium:
The Genesis of the Bahá'í Faith in the Nineteenth-century Middle East [introduction only]

by Juan Cole

published in Studies in the Bábí and Bahá'í Religions
New York: Columbia University Press, 1998
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