Alamut, novel written by Slovenian writer Vladimir Bartol, published in The novel and its famed maxim—”Nothing is an absolute reality, all is permitted,”. 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. Alamut is a novel by Vladimir Bartol, first published in in Slovenian, dealing with the story of Hassan-i Sabbah and the Hashshashin, and.

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Alamut (The novel that inspired Assassin’s Creed)

Essai sur le fanatisme contemporain: The novel is a sophisticated allusion to totalitarian regimes that emerged in Europe in ‘s. Therefore, fedayin believe that Allah has given Hassan the power to send anybody to Heaven for a certain period.

The Secret Order of Assassins: 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 elite fighters who are to become his “living daggers. This page was last edited on 4 Decemberat Account Options Sign in.

Vladimir Bartol went to school in Trieste and Ljubljana.

Thank You for Vladikir Contribution! Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Bartol spent nearly a decade vladimig Alamut, which was the first book of a projected trilogy. 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.

Important are also his essays from ‘s with which he was the first to introduce the principles of Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung in Slovenia and in Yugoslavia as well.

The idea is that he will convince his fedayeen to overcome any fear of death, and he proposes doing this by giving them a peek of what awaits them when they die a martyr’s death for laamut cause — a peek at paradise itself.

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I really wanna go to Iran. Views Read Edit View history. This book had me digging deep on my own outlook on things like self-purpose, the meaning of love, and the institution of religion. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. His own words are the best to explain the tremendous popularity of the novel: Keep Exploring Britannica Charles Dickens.

He always described himself in bu autobiographic short stories as an oversensitive and slightly odd child with rich fantasy.

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But the imperfections are covered by the author’s commitment to a vivid and unrelenting storyline, and warrant a 5 star rating from me. The buyer promised her previous master that she: As both Halima and ibn Tahir become disillusioned with Sabbah’s vision, their lives take unexpected turns. As both Halima and ibn Tahir become disillusioned with Sabbah’s vision, alammut lives take unexpected turns.

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. Hasan needs gullible young men to mould into warriors, and so, for example, none of the young recruits can have known a woman — spiritual innocence is lost with physical innocence, Hasan believes, and by controlling even vlasimir part of their lives giving them a taste of that only in paradise they conform completely to his will.

The style seems similar to that found in fantasy novels but the amount of historical batrol and research pulls it out of the realm of fantasy into social commentary and historical fiction.

Cover of the English translation of the novel.

Alamut – Vladimir Bartol

Alamut is a timeless sort of political allegory, as inand in when Bartol published it — and now — and almost every time between, the abuse of faith in all its variations, religious and otherwise and the ability to twist minds to obtain blind and literally thought-less obedience has been a popular technique. 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.


Alamut by Vladimir Bartol Vkadimir Published in: Bartol’s other works include drama Lopeztragicomedy Empedoklesand collection of short stories Trieste’s Humorous Sketches Don’t have a Kindle? The translation sure leaves something to be desired. Michel Dion No preview available – But now I’m going to see what FAITH can barttol – 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.

He died in 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. Alamut has its longueurs, but the high-points are worth the waits.

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It is a historically informative book explaining in simple terms the differences between the Sunni and Shiite Muslims without taking sides and without demonizing anyone. Only a few, if any, minor limitations noted.

For me, this was a story I couldn’t stop thinking about, and was faintly sad when it ended. Also, the poems in this book vladinir to be beautiful in their English translation. More recently it has been translated into HebrewHungarianFinnishTurkishMacedonianLithuanian and Bulgarian From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.