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The Assassins are among the most compelling figures of medieval history with a reputation as drug crazed fanatics who murderedThe Assassins are among the most compelling figures of medieval history with a reputation as drug crazed fanatics who murdered enemies and terrorised the medieval world Since the colourful tales of Marco Polo the myths surrounding them have been wildly exaggerated and the truth has become ever obscure This new book separates fact from fiction and shows that the Assassins of history are just as interesting as the Assassins of legend The group first appeared in the late eleventh century as an offshoot of the Ismaili sect of Islam They called themse.
Free download The Assassins: The Story of Medieval Islam's Secret SectMe of today s problems ie Shiite Sunni I learned about the nuances of the Muslim faith its history parallels Shiite Sunni I learned about the nuances of the Muslim faith its history parallels Christianity and a great deal of expanded historical context of the
middle east starting from about 800 to present day It connects a lot of timeline eventseast starting from about 800 to present day It connects a lot of timeline events a cohesive fashion following the progress of the the Religious Movements And Their movements and their on the region as well as Africa and parts of asia minor Its a bit dry thats the only drawback but if. Lves Nizaris but to some other Muslims they were 'hashishiyyum' a derogatory term meaning 'hashish taker' Usually based in mountain fortresses over the next two centuries they spread from Persia into Syria central Asia and India using assassination as only one of a number of methods of achieving their aimsWidely loathed and feared they were especially threatening because they had no fear of death If they were to die in the execution of their mission they were hailed as martyrs and promised eternal life in a secret garden of paradise Indeed most of the. You can get through presentation delve into
THE EVENTS AND WELL EXPLAINED HISTORICAL RIPPLESevents personas and well explained historical ripples its fascinating read And it definitely accomplishes what the author stated up front it dispels the myth of the assassin label and presents the sect in the light of truth in so much as it can be known from historical documents and historians writings from the time Up to page 150 very interesting dimension to a period of history I am fascinated about. Assassinations they carried out were suicide missions usually committed in public in broad daylight and with little opportunity for the Assassin to escape Often he would befriend his intended victim months beforehand and then once trust had been established he would suddenly strike servant or friend turned killerW B Bartlett's pacy narrative follows the history of the group with special reference to the Alamut period 1093 1256 Fascinatingly he shows how their history and mythology have been developed over time through the writings of Western chronicler.