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The Assassins: A Radical Sect in Islam

Lewis, Bernard


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Softcover. English. Basic Books. 2003. 166pp.

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The word 'Assassin' was brought back from Syria by the Crusaders, and in time acquired the meaning of murderer. Originally it was applied to the members of a Muslim religious sect - a branch of the Ismailis, and the followers of a leader known as the Old Man of the Mountain. Their beliefs and their methods made them a by-word for both fanaticism and terrorism in Syria and Persia in the 11th and 12th centuries, and the subject of a luxuriant growth of myth and legend.


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The Assassins: A Radical Sect in Islam

The Assassins: A Radical Sect in Islam

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