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Alamut is a novel by Vladimir Bartol, first published in in Slovenian, dealing with the story of Hassan-i Sabbah and the Hashshashin, and named after their. Editorial Reviews. Review. “If Osama bin Laden did not exist, Vladimir Bartol would have download a site site eBooks site Unlimited Prime Reading Best Sellers & More site Book Deals Free Reading Apps site Singles Newsstand . Alamut takes place in 11th Century Persia, in the fortress of Alamut, where self- proclaimed prophet Hasan With parallels to Osama bin Laden, Alamut tells the story of how Sabbah was able to instill fear into the ruling No eBook available.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Alamut takes place in 11th Century Persia, in the fortress of Alamut, where self-proclaimed prophet Hasan ibn Sabbah is setting up his mad but brilliant plan to rule the region with a handful of elite fighters who are to become his "living daggers.
With parallels to Osama bin Laden, Alamut tells the story of how Sabbah was able to instill fear into the ruling class by creating a small army of devotees who were willing to kill, and be killed, in order to achieve paradise. The novel focuses on Sabbah as he unveils his plan to his inner circle, and on two of his young followers — the beautiful slave girl Halima, who has come to Alamut to join Sabbah's paradise on earth, and young ibn Tahir, Sabbah's most gifted fighter. As both Halima and ibn Tahir become disillusioned with Sabbah's vision, their lives take unexpected turns.
Alamut was originally written in as an allegory to Mussolini's fascist state. In the 's it became a cult favorite throughout Tito's Yugoslavia, and in the s, during the Balkan's War, it was read as an allegory of the region's strife and became a bestseller in Germany, France and Spain.
Following the attacks of September 11, , the book once again took on a new life, selling more than 20, copies in a new Slovenian edition, and being translated around the world in more than 19 languages.
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Alamut site Edition. Judith Tarr. Michael Biggins has translated works by a number of Slovenia's leading contemporary writers. He currently curates the library collections for Russian and East European studies and teaches in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, both at the University of Washington in Seattle. See all Editorial Reviews. Product details File Size: December 18, Sold by: English ASIN: Enabled X-Ray: Not Enabled. Share your thoughts with other customers.
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Showing of 54 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Paperback Verified download. I really wanna go to Iran. Or something.. So My rating is not for the seller They were great and quick. Feel free to download from this seller And notfor the book My friend was right it is a sweet adventure book But heck. The translation sure leaves something to be desired.
site Edition Verified download. First and foremost, the philosophies driving this story's themes are very powerful and profound. This book had me digging deep on my own outlook on things like self-purpose, the meaning of love, and the institution of religion.
I don't think the author had an agenda one way or the other about faith, in particular, but the dialogue is definitely meant to provoke and question.
The story is told in a weaved third-person, narrating many competing interests at once but without sacrificing heart for any character. The author certainly plays no favorites, and every character's fate is held in equal suspense. While the antagonist is pretty clearly defined, he's closer to an anti-hero than a villain. The setting is vivid and imaginative and almost blends fantasy with historical fiction, at times.
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It's clear the author did extensive research on life and political history of the time as is said in the Afterword , but the author took some creative liberty to novelize a story and depict a grandiose world. For me, this was a story I couldn't stop thinking about, and was faintly sad when it ended.
I only wish there were more people to discuss it with, as it remains fairly obscure in the U. It's not perfect. In fact, 4. But the imperfections are covered by the author's commitment to a vivid and unrelenting storyline, and warrant a 5 star rating from me.
One person found this helpful. This historical novel launches our imagination into the historical castle of Alamut, captured by Hasan ibn-Sabah, presented against the background of the reign of Nizam-ul-Mulk as the vizier of the Seljug Empire.
Although the writer gives us brief third-person access to his characters, our first look into Alamut is initially seen through ibn-Tahir, the grandson of a famous poet and Halima, a maiden - both who are soon to be incorporated into a cunning plan that we are introduced to with suspenseful hiatuses.
All the newcomers into the 'institution' of Alamut are to leave their earlier lives behind and are systematically indoctrinated with Ismaili thought that they soon internalise.
This thought cures many of their existential angst and as we see later, presents them with a vision to die or kill for.
To serve the guild is taken as a path to achieve transcendence. Presented with the internal workings of Alamut, ibn-Sabah is shown to us as a God-like invisible mythological figure who best reminds us of Plato's Philosopher-King.
Almost as a field experiment for Plato, his institution has well-defined heirarchies with the future "Guardian" Feyedeen taken as initiates to be given instruction in algebra, Arabic grammar, philosophy and the military arts and amongst other subjects.
Sayyiduma's Sabah's title words and laws are binding and any dissent is to be met with death. Before he makes his physical appearance, the notion of unquestionable loyalty to Sayyiduma is presented as a thinking-tool to compare this notion with the rationally of staying loyal to a hidden divine entity such a God. Even in his physical state, Sayyiduma is presented as a strangely composed and confident character, even while having to calculate infinite variables to make sure his plans come to fruition.
But now I'm going to see what FAITH can accomplish" - ibn-Sabah The story however, is simply a backdrop or stage that is shown to give practical examples of larger philosophical theories and thought experiments. At every page, it is difficult to miss parallels with current events, and in this right the book is timeless in nature. Furthermore, we are confronted with ethical questions such as the bliss of ignorance, righteous deception, the morality of risking innocent lives for a a grandiose vision and uncountable others.
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Bartol first started to conceive the novel in the early s, when he lived in Paris. In the French capital, he met with the Slovene literary critic Josip Vidmar, who introduced him to the story of Hassan-i Sabbah. A further stimulation for the novel came from the assassination of Alexander I of Yugoslavia perpetrated by Croatian and Bulgarian radical nationalists, on the alleged commission of the Italian Fascist government.
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