Bibliography II: The Bab and the Babi Religion -Select Western Sources

Bibliography II: The Bab and the Babi Religion -Select Western Sources. 

Stephen N. Lambden UCMerced.

In progress 22-04-2015  Last updated 28-11-2018.

Bibliographical Note: Select Bābī-Bahā’ī writers on the Writings of the Bāb.

There exists a massive Bābī-Bahā’ī-generated history and theology of the Bāb and his writings  which cannot be set forth in detail here. At present there  seems to be no adequate survey of Baha’i perspectives about the Bāb and his writings as set forth by either the central figures of the Bahā’ī religion - Bahā’-Allāh, `Abd al-Bahā’   and Shoghi Effendi - or by 19th-21st century  Bahā’ī scholars and apologists living in Iran, the Middle East and elsewhere. The carrying out of this task would include some consideration of the writings of  such leading followers of the Bāb as Muhammad `Alī Quddūs, Fāṭimah Baraghānī, Tāhirah (d.1852) and Sayyid Yaḥyā Dārābī, and Mirza Yahyā Nurī (d, 1914), the half-brother of Bahā’-Allāh and (for some) a successor to the Bāb.

Among Bahā’ī writers who wrote abouit the Bāb and his writings one should consult (among many others) the literary output of Mirza Abū al-Faḍl Gulpayiganī (d. Cairo, 1914); Ḥajjī Mīrzā Haydar `Alī Iṣfahānī (d. Haifa, 1920); Hippolyte Dreyfus-Barney (d. Paris, 1928); Mirza Asadu’llah, Fāḍil-i Mazandarānī (d. Khurramshahr, 1957); Mīrzā Ḥabīb-Allāh Afnān (d. 1951); ʿAzīz-Allāh Sulaymānī Ardakāni (d. XXXX); Muhammad `Alī Fayḍī (d. 1957); `Abd al-Ḥamid Ishraq Khavarī (d. Tehran 1972); Hasan M. Balyuzi (d. London, 1980);  Firuz Kazamzadih (d. California, 2017); Abu’l-Qasim Afnan (d. England, UK. 2004); Muhammad Afnan (d. Canada, 2017); Vahid Rafati; Moojan Momen; Ruhullah Mehrabkani; Fereydun Vahman; Peter Smith;  Juan R. Cole; John Walbridge; Ahang Rabbani (d. 2013); Nosratollah Mohammad Hosseini; Rad Mehr; Firūz Barāqī; Youli A. Ioannesyan; Christopher Buck; Peter Terry; Necati Alkan; Sholeh Quinn; Nader Saiedi and Omid Ghaemmaghami.

Several of these writers of earlier generations have entries devoted to them in the now well-known and ongoing Encyclopedia Iranica as well as in other internet sources.

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

Abdullaeva, Firuza.

  •  `Zhukovskiĭ, Valentin Alekseevich’ in EIr., 2009.

Afnān, Abu’l-Qasim.

  • `Ahd-i a`lā zindigānī-yi ḥaḍrat-i Bāb. Oxford: Oneworld, 2000.

Afnān, Muhammad.

  • Majmu`ah-yi maqālāt (“Collected Essays”) az intishārāt `Andalīb, Dundas Ontario, 129 BE/ 2013.   

al-Aḥsā’ī, Shaykh Aḥmad b. Zayn al-Dīn (d. 1241/1826)

  • JK = Jawāmi` al-kalim. 2 vols. Tabrīz: Muhammad Tāqī Nakhjavānī, 1273-76/
  • Vol.1 / i, ii and iii. 1273/1856 & vol. 2 /I and ii,1276/1859.
  • Sh-`Arshiyya = Sharḥ al-`arshiyya. 2 vols. 2nd. Kirmān: Sa`adat. n.d.
  • R-Hikma = Rasā’il al-ḥikma. Beirut: al-Dār al-`Ālamiyya. 1414/1993
  • K-`Ismat = K. al-`iṣmat. Beirut: Dār al-`Ālamīyya, 1414/1993.
  • K-Raj`a = K. Al-raja`a. Beirut: al-Dār al-`Ālamiyya. 1414/1993
  • Maj. R-30 = Majmu`at al-rasā'il min musnafat al-Shaykh.. Aḥmad. vol 30, Kirman: 2nd ed.Kirman, n.d.
  • Kashkul = al-Kashkūl. 2 vols. Mss. Alif-9 and Alif-10. Kerman: Shaykhī Library. Weisbaden: Harrasowitch.
  • T-Tawhid = Tafsīr sūrat al-tawḥīd. 2nd ed. Kirmān: Maṭba`at al-Sa`āda, 1379/1959-60.
  • JK = Jawāmi` al-kalim. 2 vols. Tabrīz: Muhammad Tāqī Nakhjavānī, 1273-76/ Vol.1 / i, ii and iii. 1273/1856 & vol. 2 /I and ii,1276/1959.
  • Risāla al-Rashtiyya (= Treatise for Mulla `Alī ibn Mirza Jan Rashti1226/1811) in Jawāmi` al-kalim, 1:103ff.
  • Sh. Fawa’id = Sharḥ al fawā'id . n.p. [Tabriz?] 1272/1856..
  • Sh-Ziyara = Sharḥ al-ziyāra al-jāmi'a al-kabīra. Tehran [1267/1850-51]; 4th ed., 4 vols. Kirmān, 1355-6/1976-7.

`Alī  ibn Abī Ṭālib (d.40/661), first twelver Imam [attrib.].

  • al-Sharif al-Raḍī, Muhammad ibn al-Ḥusayn (comp.) Nahj al-Balāgha, 4 vols in 1 Beirut: Mu`assat al-A`lamī li’l-Maṭbū`āt, 1424/2003.
  • K. Jafr = Kitāb al-jafr al-jāmi` wa al-nūr al-lawmi`. Beirut: Dār al-Maktaba al-Tarbiyya. 1987
  • Kh-TTNJ = al-Khuṭba al-Ṭutunjiyya [Taṭanjiyya] (“The Sermon of the Gulf”) in and Rajab al-Bursī, Mashāriq anwār…(see below), pp.168-171 and throughout Sayyid Kāẓim Rashtī’s 1270/1853 commentary (see below as well as the new edition of al-Iḥqāqī printed in 1421/2001) and in al-Hā'irī, Ilẓam al-Nāṣib… vol.2 : ADD.

al-Ālūsī, Shihāb al-Dīn Abū al-Thanā’ (d.1854).

  • Rūḥ al-ma` ānī fī tafsīr al- Qur'ān al- 'azīm wa al-sab' al-mathānī, 30 vols, in 15 + Index vol. 16. Dār al-Kutub al-`Ilmiyyah, 1415/ 1994.

Amanat, Abbas.

  • R&R = Resurrection and Renewal: The Making of the Babi Movement in Iran, I844-1850 Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1989.
  • Apocalyptic Islam and Iranian Shi'ism. London: I.B. Tauris. 2009.

with Fereydun Vahman, 

  • Az Tehran Ta Akka: Babiyan Va Bahaiyan Dar Asnad Dowran-E Qajar. Ashkaar Publishers 2016.

Amoretti, Biancamaria Scarcia Amoretti.

  • 2008. Bausani, Alessandro (d. Rome, 11 March 1988), prolific  and polymathic Italian Orientalist

Anastase, Le Piere

  • 1903 al-Dāwūdāt aw al-Dāwūdiyyūn (Le Sect des Davidiens), al-Mashrīq VI/3 60-67.

Anawati, Georges (1905-1994)

  • 1967 `Le Nom Supreme de Dieu.' In Atti del Terzo Congresso Di Studi Arabi e Islamici (Napoli): 7-58.

Bahadur, Agha Khan (trans.).

  • 1927 `Some New Notes on Babism.' JRAS vol. (1927), 443-70.

al-Baḥrānī (al-Iṣfahānī),`Abd-Allāh ibn Nūr-Allāh (d. 12th cent / early 18th cent. CE),

  • `Awalim = `Awā’lim al-`ulūm wa’l-ma`ārif wa’l-aḥwāl min al- āyāt wa’l-akhbār wa’l-aqwāl. Qumm: Mu’assat al-Imām al-Mahdī. (20+ vols) 1415/ 1994.

Balyuzi, Hasan M. (1908-1980).

  • 1973. The Bab: The Herald of the Day of Days. Oxford, UK: George Ronald.
  • 1981. Khadijih Bagum, the Wife of the Báb. Oxford, UK: George Ronald.
  • 2016. Edward Granville Browne va Diyānat-I Bahā’ī. Hoffheim, Germany, 173 BE / 2016 CE.

 Bausani, Alessandro.

  • 1959. Persia Religiosa: Da Zaratustra a Bahā’u’llāh (Italian), Milan : Il Saggiatore.
  • 2000. Religion in Iran: From Zoroaster to Baha'u'llah (trans. J. M. Marchesi ), New York :  Bibliotheca Persica Press, 2000. 

Berthelot, M. P. E.

  • 1893 [1967] Chimie au Moyen Âge. Vol. III. L'alchimie arabe..., Osnabrück: Otto Zeller / Amsterdam: Philo Press, I967.

Browne, Edward, Granville (1862-1926).

  • 1889 I. “Bābīs of Persia I: Sketch of their History and Personal Experiences among Them,” JRAS  21, 1889, 485-526.
  • 1889 II. `The Bābīs of Persia II: Their Literature and Doctrines,’ JRAS 21, 1889, 881-1009.
  • 1891. `Writings of the Bāb and Ṣubḥ-i-Ezel,’ in A Traveller’s Narrative Written to Illustrate the Episode of the Bāb, 2 vols., Cambridge, 1891, I, pp. 335-47. 
  • 1892a. `A Catalogue and Description of 27 Bābī Manuscripts,’ JRAS., 24, 1892, 433-99, 637-710.
  • 1892b. `Some Remarks on the Bābī Texts Edited by Baron Victor Roseṇ…’ JRAS., 24, 1892,  259-332.
  • 1893 [1975]. E. G. Browne, ed. and tr., The Tārīkh-i-Jadīd, or New History of Mīrzā ʿAlī Moḥammed, the Bāb, Cambridge, 1893; repr. as The New History… Amsterdam : Philo Press, 1975.
  • 1909. `Bāb, Babis’. In Hastings Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics, pp. 299–308. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1909.
  • 1910. N-Kaf = Nuqṭat al-kāf (ed), Browne, Kitab-i Nuqṭatu'l-Káf.. Compiled by Hājjī Mīrzā Jānī of Kāshān. London and Leiden. 1910.
  • ed.  Ḥājī Mīrzā Jānī Kashani + (attrib.) Ketāb-i nuqṭat al-kāf, ed. E. G. Browne, Kitāb-i Nuqṭatu’l-Kāf , Leyden and London, 1910.

  • 1918. Materials = Materials for the Study of the Bábí Religion. Cambridge: CUP., 1918 [Rep.1961] esp. `Further Notes on Bābī Literature,’ in Materials pp. 198-208.
  • Diary.

al-Būnī, Muḥyī al-Dīn, Aḥmad ibn Alī (d. Cairo 622/1225)

  • Shams al-ma`ārif al-kubrā. Beirut: al-Maktabah al-Thaqāfiyya, n.d. [1905]

al-Bursī, Rajab. al-Ḥāfiẓ (d. c. 814/1411),

  • Mashariq = Mashāriq anwār al-yaqīn fī asrār Amīr al-Mu'minīn. Beirut: Dār al-Andalus, 1978.

Cheyne, Thomas K.  (1841-1915).

  • The Reconciliation of Races and Religions, London: Adam & Charles Black, 1914.

Clément Huart, M

  • 1888. ` La religion de Bab: Essai de Réforme de l'islamisme en perse au xix esiècle’, in Revue de l'histoire des religions, Vol. 18 (1888), 279-296.
  • 1889. La religion de Bab: réformateur persan du XIXe siècle.  Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1889.

Cole, Juan R.

  • Chihriq

Dorn, Johannes Albrecht Bernhard / Boris Andreevich (1805-1881).

  •  EGB = Bulletin de l'Académie impériale de Saint-Pétersbourg vol. III (1864/5) esp. 247-248.
  • 1865. Die Sammlung von Morgenländischen Handschriften: welche dir Kaiserliche Offentliche Bibliothek zu St. Petersburg in Jahre 1864 Von Hern. v. Chanykov … St. Petersburg: Buchdruckerei der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften erwoben hat von B. Dorn.  
  • Die Sammlung von morgenländischen Handschriften [Texte imprimé] : welche die Kaiserliche öffentl. Bibliothek zu St. Petersburg im Jahre 1864 von Hern v. Chanykov erworben hat / B. Dorn / Saint-Pétersbourg : Bulletin de l'académie des sciences de St-Petersbourg , 1865
  • XXX Morgenländische Handschriften der Kais. öffentl. Bibliothek zu ST. Petersburg; Nachträge zu dem Verzeichniss der im Jahre 1864 erworbenen Chanykov'schen Sammlung [Texte imprimé] / B. Dorn / Saint-Petersburg : Académie impériale des sciences de Saint-Petersbourg , 1865

Eshraqhi, Armin.

  • 2004. Frühe Shaikhi und Babi-Thelogie: Die Beweise für Muhammads besonderes Prophetentum (ar- Risāla fī ithbāt an-nubūwa al-khaṣṣa). Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2004.
  • 2012. `Undermining the Foundations of Othodoxy: Some Notes on the Bab's Sharia (Sacred Law)’ in Lawson ed. 2012, 223-247.

 Fayḍī, Muhamad `Alī.

  • Ḥaḍrat-i nuqṭa-yi ūlā. Tehran: MMMA., 1352 Sh. /1973. Rep. Hofheim-Langenhain: Bahā’ī-Verlag, 144/1987.

Fāḍil-i Māzandarāni, Mirza Asadallah

  • Kitāb-i Ẓuhūr al-ḥaqq. 9 vols. Mostly in mss. except vols. 3 and 8/1+2.

Fagnan, M.E.

  • 1887. The Revue Critique d' Histoire et de Littérature for April 18th pp. 297-298  A review of Baron Rosen's Manuscrits Persans of 1886. “Special notice is taken of the Babf M~. described by Baron Rosen, and some valuable information is given concerning the five Babi MSS. brought by Gobineau from Persia, which, on the death of their owner, were bought by the Bibliotheque Nationale”  (EGB. Trav Narr., Note A p. 209.

Gobineau, Joseph Arthur Comte de Gobineau (1816-1882).

  • Religiones et Philosophies dans l’Asie Centrale. Paris: XXXX., 1865 + many subsequent Paris printings and editions)
  • Les Religiones et les Philosophies dans l'Asie Centrale. 2nd ed. Paris : Librarie Académique, Didier et Libraires-Éditeurs qual des Grands-Augustins, 1866.
  • Les Religiones et les Philosophies dans l'Asie Centrale. 3rd ed. Paris : Ernest Leroux, Éditeur 28, RUE BONAPARTE, 28 1900. 
  • Les Religiones et les Philosophies dans l'Asie Centrale. Éditeur : Crès, Paris  Date d'édition : 1928
  • Les Religiones et les Philosophies dans l'Asie Centrale. 10th ed. Paris: Gallimard, 1957.

Goldziher, Ignaz Goldziher (1850-1921).

  • `Verhältnis des Bāb zu früheren Ṣūfī-Lehren' in Der Islam, Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Kulter des Islamischen Oriens 11: 252-254. Eng. trans. B. Walker and S. Lambden in BSB 6: 2-3 (Feb. 1992), 65-68.

Gulpaygānī, Mīrzā Abū al-Faḍl (d.1914)

  • Fara’id = Kitāb al-Farā'id. Tehran: S.l., n.d
  •  

Ioannesyan, Youli A.

  • `Baron Rosen's Archive Collection of Bábí and Bahá'í Materials’ in Lights of Irfan’ . Wilmette, IL: Irfan Colloquia, 2007, vol. 8:11-34.
  •  

Ivanov, Mikhail Sergeevich (          ).

  • Babidskie vosstaniya v Irane (1848-1852), Moscow, 1939, pp. 80-85, 136-37
  • Reviewed by V. Minorsky in BSOAS 11, 1946, pp. 878-80.

Kāzem-Beg (1802-c.1870), Alexander (Mīrzā).

  • Bāb-i Bābidy: Religiozno-polit. Smuty v Persii v. 1844-1852, St. Petersburg: Tip. V.n. Maikova, 1865.
  • `Bāb et les Bābis, ou soulè̀̀vement politique et religieux en Perse de 1845 à 1853’’, (Paris), Journal Asiatique (Société asiatique, 6th series) vol. 7 (1866), 329-384; 457-522 + Vol. 8 (1866), 196-252; 357-400, 473-507.   

Kirmānī, Hajjī Mīrzā Muhammad Karīm Khān (d. 1288/1871),

  • Izhāq al-bāṭil dar radd al-Bābiyya ("The Crushing of Falsehood in refutation of Bābism"). Completed 12th Rajab 1261/17th July 1845.

Kreyenbroek, Philip G.

Kulaynī [Kulīnī], Abū Ja`far Muhammad (d. 329/941).

  • al-Kafi = Kafi al-Uṣul min al-Kāfī (vols. 1-2). ed. A. A. Ghafārī. Beirut: Dār al-Aḍwā, 1405/1985.
  • al-Furū` min al-Kāfī (vols. 3-7).ed. A. A. Ghafārī. Beirut: Dār al-Aḍwā, 1405/1961.

Lambden, Stephen, N.

  • [1980s/2002) Lambden Pd.D = `Some Aspects of Isrā’īliyyāt and the Emergence of the Bābī-Bahā’’ī Interpretation of the Bible’ (Unpublished, 1980s / 2002 Ph.D thesis, University of Newcastle upon Tyne).
  • Hurqalya Publications – Personal Website hosted at the University of California, Merced. See especially `Haykal -The Writings of the Bāb’ :  https://hurqalya.ucmerced.edu/scholarship/haykal-writings-b%C4%81b
  • Haykal : `Towards a Complete Translation of Qayyūm al-asmā' of the Bab (I-CXI)’.
  • 1986. ‘An Episode in the Childhood of the Báb.’ In Peter Smith (ed.), Studies in Bábí and Bahá'í History Vol. 3 Los Angeles: Kalimat Press, 1986, 1- 31.
  • 1988. ‘The Sinaitic Mysteries: Notes on Moses/Sinai Motifs in Bābī and Bahā'ī Scripture,’ In Moojan Momen (ed.), Studies in the Bábí & Bahá'í Religions Vol.5 [= Studies in Honour of the Late Hasan M. Balyuzi. Los Angeles: Kalimat Press, 1988, 64-183.
  • 1997.  `The Background and Centrality of Apophatic Theology in Bābī and Bahā’ī Scripture.’ In Revisioning the Sacred: New Perspectives on a Bahā’ī Theology. ed. Jack McLean, 37-78. Los Angeles: Kalimat Press.
  • 1998. `Eschatology: Bābī-Bahā'ī' E.Ir VIII: 581-2.
  • 2005. `The Messianic Roots of Babi-Baha’i Globalism,’ in Baha'i and Globalisation, eds. Margit Warburg, Annika Hvithamar, and Morten Warmind (Aarhus Universitetsforlag, 2005), 17-34.
  • “Kitab-e iqan.”  (with Sholeh Quinn), in Encyclopaedia Iranica. 2010 (online and forthcoming in print)
  • 2012. `The Khuṭba al-Jidda (The Literary Sermon at Jeddah) of the Bāb’ in Lawson and Ghaemmaghani ed. `A Most Noble Pattern’, pp. 146-159.
  • Review of MacEoin, `The Messiah of Shiraz’ in Religion 
  • “The Khaṣā'il-i sab`a (The Treatise of the Seven Directives) of Sayyid `Alī Muhammad Shīrāzī, the Bāb (d.1850)” Paper presented at the Hebrew University (Jerusalem), forthcoming.
  • `From Cosmic Firmament to Celestial Interworld: Some notes on the Biblical Hebrew, Aramaic-Syriac or Mandaic roots and Shī`ī-Shaykhī developments of the realm commonly designated هورقليا Hūrqalyā’ (forthcoming).

Lawson, B. Todd,

  • 1987 The Qur`ān Commentary of the Bāb. Ph.D dissertation. McGill Univ.
  • 1988 `Interpretation as Revelation: The Qur'ān Commentary of Sayyid `Alī Muhammad Shīrāzī, the Bāb (1819-1850)', in A. Rippin, ed., Approaches to the History of the Interpretation of the Qur'ān.
  • 1992 `The Dawning Places of the Lights of Certainty in the Divine Secrets Connected with the Commander of the Faithful by Rajab Bursī’ in Lewisohn, ed. The Legacy of Mediaeval Persian Sufism. 261-276. London: Khaniqahi Nimatullahi Publications.
  • 1993 `Akhbārī Shī`ī Approaches to Tafsīr.’ In Approaches to the Qur’ān. Ed. Hawting and Shareef. 173-210. London and New York: Routledge.
  • 2002. "The Bab's Epistle on the Spiritual Journey towards God." In  Lights of `Irfān:  vol. 3. Wilmette, IL: 'Irfān Colloquia, 49-57.
  • 2012  Lawson and Ghaemmaghani, ed. `A Most Noble Pattern, Collected Essays on the Writings bof the Bab, `Ali Muhammad Shirazi. Oxford : George Ronald.
  • Gnostic Apocalypse and Islam:  Qur'an, exegesis, messianism, and the literary origins of the Babi Religion. London and New York: Routledge, 2011.
  • "Coincidentia Oppositorum in the Qayyum al-Asrna: The Terms 'Point' (nuqta), 'Pole' (qutb), 'Center' (markaz), and the Khutbat al-Tatanjiya"  http://www2.h-n et.msu. edu/ - bahai/bhpa pers/vol5/ tatanj/tatanj.htm>.
  • "The Dangers of Reading: Inlibration, Comrnunion, and Transference in the Qur'an Commentary of the Bab." Scripture and Revelation: Papers presented at the First Irfan Colloquium, Newcastle-upon Tyne, England, December 1993, and the Second hfan Colloquium, Wilmette, USA, March 1994· Ed. Moojan Momen. Baha'i Studies Series, vol. 3. Oxford: George Ronald, 1997- 111-255.
  • "Interpretation as Revelation: The Qur'an Commentary of Sayyid 'Ali Muhammad Shirazi, the Bab (1819-1850)." Approaches to the History of the Interpretation of the Qur'an. Ed. Andrew Rippin. Oxford: Clarendon, 1988. 223-53.
  • "The Term 'Remembrance' (dhikr) and 'Gate' (bab) in the Bab's Commentary on the Sura of Joseph." Studies in Honor of the Late Hasan M. Balyuzi. Ed. Moojan Momen. Studies in the Babi and Baha'I Religions, vol. 5. Los Angeles: Kalimat Press, 1988. 1-64.
  • See further : http://toddlawson.ca/publications
  •  "Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy in Twelver Shi'ism: Ahmad al-Ahsa'l Fayd Kashani (the  Risalat al-'Ilmiyya),"  in  Religion and Society in Qajar Iran  ed,  Robert Gleave, London & New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2005, pp. 127-54.
  •  `Ahmad al-Ahsa'i on Fayḍ Kashani (the Risalat `Ilmiyya)' Ch.7  (pp. 137-154) in Robert Gleave ed. Religion and Society in Qajar Iran, 2005.

Lessona, Michele (d.1894)

  • 1980 [1881] I Babi. Turin: Ermanno Loescher, 1881. Rep. Rome: Casa Editrice, 1980.

Luzhetskaya, N. L.

  • 1995 [2011] `Dorn, Johannes Albrecht Bernhard’ in EIr. vol,.VII. fasc 5 pp. 511-513.      

MacEoin, Denis, M. (UK)

  •  From Shaykhism to Babism: A Study in Charismatic Renewal in Shí'i Islam. Ph.D. Thesis Cambridge, 1979. (Unpublished), pp.vii+230+bib. pp. 230-240.

A doctoral thesis submitted by MacEoin (Faculty of Oriental Studies King's College, University of Cambridge), in July 1979. This thesis contains  (after the Preface, Acknowledgements, List of Abbreviations and Introduction) six chapters: (1) The Religious Background, 6-49 (2) Shaykh Aḥmad al-Aḥsā'ī, 50-94 (3) Sayyid Kāẓim Rashtī, 96-124 (4) From Shaykhism to Babism, 126-155 (5) Some Aspects of Early Babi Doctrine, 156-183  and (6)The Babi Da`wa among the Shaykhis and the Break with Shaykhism, 185-229.

  •  "Early Shaykhí Reactions to the Báb and His Claims," in Moojan Momen (ed.), Studies in Bábí and Bahá'í History, (Los Angeles: Kalimat Press, 1982) volume 1 pp. 1-47.
  • 1982a `Some Bahá'í and Shaykhí interpretations of `the Mystery of Reversal.' BSB 1/1 (June 1982): 11-23.
  • 1983 `Early Shaykhí Reactions to the Báb and his Claims.’ In M. Momen (ed.), SBBH 1 Los Angeles: Kalimat Press, 1-47.
  • 1985 ‘Nineteenth-century Bābī talismans,’ Studia Iranica 14/1: 77-98
  • Sources [1992] = The Sources for Early Bābī Doctrine and History. Leiden : E. J. Brill, 1992.
  • 1986 `Hierarchy, Authority and Eschatology in Early Bābī Thought,' in P. Smith (ed.), In Iran, Studies in Bābi and Bahā'ī History, vol. 3. Los Angeles: Kalimāt Press, 95-155.
  • 1988. `Bayān (2), December 15, 1988  in EIr.,  Vol. III, Fasc. 8, pp. 878-882
  • 1994 Rituals in Babism and Baha’ism (Pembroke Persian Papers 2). London: British Academic Press.
  • `Ahsā'ī, Shaykh Aḥmad al-. EIr. I: 674-9.
  • 2009.The Messiah of Shiraz, Studies in Early and Middle Babism. Leiden: Brill, 2009.

MacEoin: Shaykhi and related articles in EI2 & EIr.

  •  'al-Aḥsā'ī, Shaykh Aḥmad b. Zayn al-Dīn'. in Enc. Iranica vol. 1 :  674-679. 
  • `Balasari' Enc. Iranica vol. 3 pp. 583-585.
  • Cosmology  vii - In Shaykhism', Enc. Iranica Vol. 6 : 326-328.
  • 'Rashtī, Sayyid Kāẓim ' EI2 vol. VIII (Leiden: Brill, 1995) pp. 450-451.
  • 'Shaykhiyya' EI2 vol. IX (Leiden: Brill, 1997) pp. 403-405.
  • Baraghānī, Molla Mohammad Taqī' EI2 vol.  III (Leiden: Brill, 1995), 740.
  •  `Shaykhism' in L.P. Elwell-Sutton (ed), A Bibliographical Guide to Iran.  Brighton & Totowa, 1983, pp. ADD
  • "Changes in Charismatic Authority in Qajar Shi ism", in l\. Bosworth and C. Hillenbrand (edd.), Qajar Iran: Political, Social and Cultural Change, Edinburgh, EUP, 1983, pp. 148-76.
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