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The Assassins: A Radical Sect in Islam

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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. In this book, Bernard Lewis begins by tracing the ...

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The Assassins: A Radical Sect in Islam
2003, Weidenfeld & Nicolson History, London

ISBN-13: 9781842124512

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The Assassins: A Radical Sect in Islam
2002, Basic Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780465004980

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The Assassins: A Radical Sect in Islam
2001, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9780297646143

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The Assassins: A Radical Sect in Islam
1987, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195205503

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The Assassins: A Radical Sect in Islam
1985, Saqi Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780863560293

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