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A new account of the events of 1852, referencing a document that has not been previously used which sheds a different light on the events; also broader context of the study of violent millennialists and contemporary incidents like Waco and Aum Shinrikyo.
Lecture in the University of Haifa "Lectures in Bahá'í Studies" series, March 23 2004. Mirrored from

Later updated as a published article, 2008.

The Attempted Assassination of Nasir al Din Shah in 1852:
Millennialism and Violence

by Moojan Momen

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Abstract: momen_attempted_assassination_shah.pdf
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