Raffaele Mauriello, PhD


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Raffaele Mauriello is an historian of the contemporary Middle East. He holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Civilization: History and Philology from the Sapienza, University of Rome (Italy). He has published several peer-reviewed essays and chapters in edited volumes on Shi‘a Islam history and on Iranian and Iraqi geopolitical affairs. He is also a translator of both Arabic and Persian languages. In 2013, he was awarded the World Prize for the Book of the Year of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the field of Islamic Studies for his monograph Descendants of the Family of the Prophet in Contemporary History: A Case Study, the Šī‘ī Religious Establishment of al-Naǧaf (Iraq) (Rivista degli Studi Orientali-Fabrizio Serra editore: Rome-Pisa December 2011). He can be contacted through his website, i.e. www.raffaelemauriello.info.

International Awards:

– Recipient of the World Prize for the Book of the Year of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 2013 for Descendants of the Family of the Prophet in Contemporary History.

Monographs:

Descendants of the Family of the Prophet in Contemporary History: A Case Study, the Šī’ī Religious Establishment of al-Nağaf (Iraq), Supplemento N° 1 alla “Rivista degli Studi Orientali”, LXXXIII, Fabrizio Serra Editore, Pisa-Rome December 2011, 190p.