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Miracles at the Saqqa-khanih: Power Struggles, Baha'i Pogrom and Murder of the American Envoy in Tehran

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In June 1924 Tehran woke up to the news that a famous saqqa-khanih had performed miracles. The most widespread story was that a Babi / Baha'i girl had tried to poison the saqqa-khanih's water and had suddenly gone blind. This happened against the background of an acute power struggle between Reza Khan and the opposition which had recently ended with the failure of his campaign to turn Iran into a republic. The news of the miracles led to anti-Babi demonstrations as well as a rush by the sick ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Oriental Studies
Journal:
BRITISH JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES
Volume:
40
Issue:
3
Pages:
295-304
Publication date:
2013-07-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-3542
ISSN:
1353-0194
URN:
uuid:06985b05-cb76-4234-a98c-da38cc33e2a4
Source identifiers:
331322
Local pid:
pubs:331322

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