Vladimir Bartol is one of the most enigmatic authors of Slovenian literature, who has a Bartol saw the essence of Alamut already in his youth during World War I when the Another article about Vladimir Bartol at Slovenia News (in English). This edition, translated by Michael Biggins, in the first-ever English translation. Alamut. Front Cover. Vladimir Bartol. North Atlantic Books, – Fiction – 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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Lulu Staff has been notified of a possible violation of the terms of our Membership Agreement. Vladimir Bartol began his elementary and secondary bartoo in Trieste and concluded it in Ljubljana. He also wrote over literary, theatre and art reviews.

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Copyright Office website, http: Thank you for notifying us. In the French capital, he met with the Slovene literary critic Josip Vidmar, who introduced him to the story of Hassan-i Sabbah.


In less than a year’s time, the Seldjuk Empire is shattered into pieces. Alamut was originally written in as an allegory to Mussolini’s fascist state. In he served the army in Petrovaradin in today’s Serbia.

This book was one of the inspirations for the video game series Assassin’s Creed. He lacked only one tool to assume absolute power.

The simple trickery — and, especially, the success of the desired effects — may seem exaggerated, but for the most part Bartol is a good judge or rather depicter of human character, and he presents an engaging cast of characters here. I wish to be contacted with the results of the investigation.


Please verify your birth date to continue. Hasan is as cynical about his warrior-drones as he is about the masses: Should a properly filed counter notification be filed, you will be notified and have 10 business days within which to file for a restraining order in Federal Court to prevent the reinstatement of the material.

Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. He is an Ismaili whose grandfather was beheaded — “the first martyr for our cause in Iran” — and whose father has sent him to serve the Ismaili cause and avenge his grandfather’s death.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Up to now, Alamut has been translated into more than 19 languages and has been widely read from Spain to Germany, from France to Italy, from Bosnia to Greece, and from Turkey to Iran and Korea. Bartol was an obsessively meticulous person, so it is no wonder that he thoroughly researched numerous historical sources, philosophical works, especially Niccolo Machiavelli’s Il Principe The Prince,and, of course, the Koran in order to write his novel.

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As a scientist, he collected and researched butterflies. If you are not the copyright holder or its agent and if the content is clearly infringing the copyright of a well-known work, please select “Infringes a well-known work” from the dropdown menu. Bartol first started to conceive the novel in the early s, when he lived in Paris.

Some of the soldiers are captured and Hassan decides to demonstrate his power to them. Alamut is set at the end of the 11th century, and tells the story of the legendary Hasan ibn Sabbah’s plan to conquer, utilising the first ‘Assassins’. He was the commander of thousands of believers.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bartol devises a shifting collage of passions, adventure and sacrifice. Retrieved from ” https: One of them are undoubtedly the events of 11 September.

This story is of Alamut and Hasan ibn al-Sabbah is set in in Iran and is the story of Hasan and his rise to power and control through young men trained to be killers willing to risk their lives He went on to write several minor works, short stories and plays, but never wrote another novel. Usurping the world’s great religions and philosophies for his own gain, Hassan implants in his followers spiritual yearnings and delusions, manipulating them in order to carry out a plan of mass destruction.

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He was born on 24 February in the same year as George Orwell in the village of Sv. In his fortified castle – Eagle’s Nest – of Alamut, he teaches his faithful fedayeen blind obedience and trains them to become “live daggers” in order to fight a holy war against Seldjuk Turks that rule Iran. Vladimir Bartol admitted that while writing the novel he had a feeling that he was creating it not only for his contemporaries but also for the readers that had lived fifty years ago, as well as for the readers that would live fifty years after.

After the siege, Hassan orders ibn Tahir to go and kill the grand vizier of the Seljuk sultan Nizam al-Mulk. The novel was not published in English until