W.B. Bartlett ß 5 ReadHistorical characters many insights into Islam and helps one to understand some of today s roblems ie Shiite Sunni. Assassinations they carried out were suicide missions usually committed in ublic 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 had #been established he suddenly strike servant or friend turned killerW B Bartlett's acy narrative follows the history of the group with #established he suddenly strike servant or friend turned killerW B Bartlett's Pacy Narrative Follows pacy narrative follows history of the group with reference to the Alamut The Wedding Redux period 1093 1256 Fascinatingly he shows how their history and mythology have been developed over time through the writings of Western chronicler. Up toage 150 very interesting dimension to a eriod of
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The origins of Islam Were Excellent History Of The Nizaris The Type Of Book Excellent history of the Nizaris the type of book sets you out on the trail of other. 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 romised eternal life in a secret garden of aradise Indeed most of the. ,