A portrait of seven endangered religions in the Middle East that have roots in the distant past.
“This important and enjoyable glimpse into little-considered religious dynamics of the Middle East deserves to be widely read and distributed.”
“A brilliant book.”
—Kwasi Kwarteng MP, author of Ghosts of Empire
“It is unbearably poignant that a book so learned and so beautifully written should have been written about the religious minorities of the Middle East just as many of them seem on the verge of extinction.”
—Tom Holland, author of In the Shadow of the Sword
“Heirs To Forgotten Kingdoms is a loving tribute to the ancient and the strange, to spliced genealogies, to the heroic defense of heterodoxy in an increasingly intolerant world."
—James Traub, author of The Freedom Agenda
"A fascinating and gracefully written study of minority religions, recommended for its appreciation of cultural richness and variety."
"Rare glimpses inside isolated pockets of ancient settlements in the Middle East, revealing fragile yet tenacious religions... A pertinent work of history and journalism. As armies again march in the Middle East, these communities are at new risk."