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The Assassin Legends: Myths of the Isma'ilis

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For hundreds of years Westerners have been fascinated by stories of the Assassins, their mysterious leader and their remote mountain stronghold at Alamut in Northern Iran. The legends first emerged in the 12th and 13th centuries, when Crusaders in Syria came into contact with the Nazari Isma'ilis, one of the communities of Shi'ite Islam who, at the behest of their leader H ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published July 15th 1995 by I. B. Tauris (first published May 15th 1994)
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Hla
Sep 30, 2011 Hla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
كتاب يحكي عن سبب تسمية الاسماعيليون النزاريون بالحشاشين ؟ من اين جاء لفظ الحشاش ؟ و ما سر تعلق الاوروبيون باساطير الحشاشين و ألموت ؟
في القسم الأول من الكتاب يعطي الكاتب نبذة موجزة عن تاريخ الأسماعيليين , أما في القسم الثاني فيحكي عن فهم الأوروبيون للإسلام و الإسماعيليين
أما في الفصل الاخير فيتكلم عن أصول خرافة الحشاشين
و ملحق في الكتاب دراسة سيلفستر دوساسي حول الحشاشين
الكتاب شيق و سلس أنصح بقرائته للمهتمين بتاريخ الفرق الاسلامية
Raja
Aug 20, 2012 Raja rated it really liked it
Great reference on the following:

1. The many sects and schismatic movements that sprung from the shi'a. The author provides a structure in chapter one that helps make sense out of the divisions.

2. The sects and schismatic movements that sprung out of the Ismailis in particular. The author provides a narrative that explains the Musta'li - Nizari split in detail. He goes on to explain the further schism in the Musta'li branch.

3. The myths concerning the Nizari Ismailis which were catalyzed by the
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Monier
Mar 22, 2015 Monier rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
الكتاب يقدم دراسة للمهتمين بالتاريخ وفرق الشيعة المختلفة وعلي الخصوص
الفرقة الاسماعيلية والمجموعة النزارية او مايسمى بالحشاشين منها
الكتاب لايقدم سرد تاريخي قدر مايعقد مقارنات بين الاراء التاريخية في تلك الفرقة مستعوضاً في البداية النشأة التاريخية لتلك المجموعات الشيعية منذ الصراع في البداية بين علي ومعاوية
ونشأة الشيعة وانقسماتهم المتعددة علي مر تاريخهم وطبيعة فرقهم واعتقاداتهم الامامية وغيرها
كما عرض جانب ماقامت به فرق الشيعة من احداث ثورية وسياسية في جميع الانحاء الاسلامية
وانتقل الكاتب باراء
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كتاب متميز ويتحدث بمرجعية متنوعة عن تاريخ الحشاشين أو الطائفة النزارية الإسماعيلية. يمثل دراسة معتدلة ذات تحليل جيد لتاريخ هذه الطائفة وما حيك حولها من أساطير.. خصوصا تلك التي نقلها الرحالة ماركو بولو
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Nov 08, 2012 Abu Hisham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
كتاب تاريخي يسرد أسرار حركة الحشاشين و هي فرقة فاطمية يمكن أن نسقطها في زمننا الحاضر على فرق الكوماندوز او القوى العسكرية الخاصة. المهم ان هذاالكتاب يسرد تارخ و أسرار هذه الفرقة و خططهم و أسرارهم و أساطيرهم
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Farhad Daftary (born 1938) (Persian: فرهاد دفترى) is co-director and head of the Department of Academic Research and Publications at the Institute of Ismaili Studies.
Daftary received his Ph.D. in 1971 from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a consulting editor of the Encyclopaedia Iranica, co-editor (with W. Madelung) of the Encyclopaedia Islamica, and the general editor of the Ismaili
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