A remarkable life, lucidly narrated, with valuable lessons for today.
The fruit of many years of labor, this book elucidates the complications and politics of Iranian history through the lens of Erani’s spectacular life.
This is an important and timely book on a neglected figure. It sheds much light on Taghi Erani and his circle, and also on the wider intellectual and political history of modern Iran.
This book tells a fascinating story of an aspiring Persian scientist who, unintentionally, became a German orientalist, and subsequently a psychological autodidact, philosopher of science, and leftwing political activist. Drawing on sources in many languages, this transnational study offers unusual insight into the simultaneously exhilarating and treacherous worlds inhabited by non-western intellectuals in the twentieth century’s first half.