Iran has banned the sale or purchase of books by the Israeli historian and author Yuval Noah Harari, saying they promote the theory of evolution and distort history.
Harari is best known for his best-seller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, which charts the course of the development of humans from the prehistoric era to modernity.
The Tehran Publishers League announced the ban on Monday, The Associated Press reported. In May, Iran’s Culture Ministry barred the publication of Harari’s books.
Sapiens was originally published in Hebrew as a textbook for Harari’s students at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Harari is also the author of 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, Homo Deus and Money.