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The life and work of a Grand Ayatollah in historical context: the contribution of Ayatollah Ḥājj Āqā Ḥusayn Burūjirdī (1875-1961) to Shiʻi theology and to the development of the religious institution in 20th century Iran

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This thesis intends to explore the development of the Shiʻi religious institution in 20th century Iran through a case study of the life and work of Grand Ayatollah Burūjirdī (1875-1961), who was the head of the Qum Seminary for seventeen years (1944-1961) and was the pre-eminent marjaʻ al-taqlīd of Iran from 1947 until his death. No serious academic study has been undertaken on Burūjirdī in English. This thesis draws on a range of primary sources (both written and oral), most...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Department:
Humanities Division - Oriental Studies Faculty
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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:ce1103b9-6a79-4135-8534-783830e68379
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ora:7698
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English
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