The Ismaili Assassins, A History Of Medieval Murder

A book that cuts through the myth and legend of the Assassins and the Crusaders, setting out a fascinating history that has shaped the world today. The Medieval conflict between Christians and Muslims has many similarities to the Middle East today and the use of terror – Much Recommended

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NAME: The Ismaili Assassins, A History Of Medieval Murder
FILE: R2926
AUTHOR: James Waterson
PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword, frontline
BINDING: soft back
PAGES: 227
PRICE: £14.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Middle East, Persia, Islam, Medieval conflict, Crusaders, Kingdom of 
Jerusalem, Assassins, Hashish Eaters, daggers for hire, commercial interest, 
religions, Shiite, Musa, Ismail, Hadith, Templars, Knights Templar, banking and 
finance, terrorists

ISBN: 1-52676-082-7

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DESCRIPTION: A book that cuts through the myth and legend of the Assassins 
and the Crusaders, setting out a fascinating history that has shaped the world today. 
The Medieval conflict between Christians and Muslims has many similarities 
to the Middle East today and the use of terror –  Much Recommended

The conflict between two branches of the Abramic religion in the Middle Ages set 
a pattern that has periodically burst back into life. It has produced myth and legend 
but much of it is hidden by the mist of time. The Assassins and the Knights Templar 
had many interests in common and at one point the Assassins considered converting 
to Christianity to join with the Templars. Both had as many enemies in both camps 
and the fall of the Kingdom of Jerusalem and the ending of the Crusades saw both 
the Templars and the Assassins losing out. Both appeared to die out but have 
survived to today and their ruthless tactics of political assassination also continue.

The author has provided a rich and absorbing history that unlocks the history of the 
Crusades and the early period of Islamic history. There are full colour plates in 
illustration and a wealth of detail.