Alamut takes place in 11th Century Persia, in the fortress of Alamut, where self- proclaimed prophet Hasan Author: Vladimir Bartol Translator: Michael Biggins. Alamut de Vladimir Bartol. 7 likes. Book. Alamut de Vladimir Bartol. Book. 7 people like this topic. Want to like this Page? Sign up for Facebook to get started. Alamut is the first-ever English publication of Bartol’ss near-forgotten masterpiece based on the life and legend of the original ‘sassassin, 11th century Ismaili.

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The novel and its plot were the inspiration for the popular Assassin’s Creed series of video games. After the war he moved to his hometown Trieste, where he spent an entire decade, from to The story opens from the point of view of Halima who was purchased by Hassan to become a houri.

Some of the soldiers are captured and Hassan decides to demonstrate his power to them. Bartol also gave special attention to the works of Sigmund Freud.

The fight for the Seljuk throne begins. Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing Persian-language text. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Vladimir Bartol.

Alamut Cover of the English translation of the novel. Hassan managed to achieve such level of obedience by deceiving his soldiers; he gave them drugs hashish to numb them and afterwards ordered that they be carried into the gardens vlxdimir the fortress—which were made into a simulacrum of heaven, including houris.

Moreover, some of the fedayin fall in love with hourisand Hassan unscrupulously uses that to his advantage. Ibn Tahir decides to return to Alamut and kill Hassan. Hassan wants to take revenge for al-Mulk’s treachery against him long ago. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Vladimir Bartol began his elementary and secondary schooling in Trieste and concluded it in Ljubljanawhere he enrolled at the University of Ljubljana to study biology and philosophy. The novel is set in the 11th century at the fortress of Alamut Persian: In Ljubljana, he met the young Slovene philosopher Klement Jug who introduced him to the works of Friedrich Nietzsche.

He orders a pair of fedayin Yusuf and Suleiman to kill themselves; Suleiman by stabbing himself, Yusuf by jumping off a tower. When ibn Tahir returns, Hassan receives him and also reveals him his true motto: Burroughs found fascination within the story of Hassan-i-Sabbah and included the motto, “Nothing is true; everything is permitted”, and many references to the work in his post-modern novel, Naked Lunch and The Nova Express.

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Therefore, fedayin believe that Allah has given Hassan the power to send anybody to Heaven for a certain period. In he served the army in Petrovaradin now in the autonomous province of Vojvodina in Serbia.

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After the siege, Hassan orders ibn Tahir to go and kill the grand vizier of the Seljuk sultan Nizam al-Mulk. Bartol was born on 24 February in San Giovanni Slovene: Hassan encloses himself in a tower, determined to work until the end of his days.

Later he bartlo elected to the Slovenian Academy of Sciences And Arts as an associate member, moved to Ljubljana and continued to work for the Academy until his death on 12 September From tohe fladimir in Belgradewhere he edited the Slovenian Belgrade Weekly.


Another fedai kills the Seljuk Sultan and the Seljuk empire dissolves. He is notable for writing his novel Alamutthe most popular work of Slovene literature around the world, translated into numerous languages.

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During World War II he joined Slovene partisans and actively participated in the resistance movement. Retrieved from ” https: Alamut is a novel by Vladimir Bartolfirst published in in Sloveniandealing with the story of Hassan-i Sabbah and the Hashshashinand named after their Alamut fortress.

AlamutEnglish translation by Michael Biggins, Published by: Ibn Tahir stabs the vizier, but, before he passes away, the vizier reveals the truth of Hassan’s deceptions to his murderer.

Another interpretation compares the Hashshashin to modern-day terroristsparticularly islamists and Hassan-i Sabbah to their leaders. He graduated in and continued his studies at Sorbonne in Paris —for which he obtained a scholarship.

Vladimir Bartol 24 February — 12 September was a writer from the community of Slovene minority in Italy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

In the French capital, he met with the Slovene literary critic Josip Vidmarwho introduced him to the story of Hassan-i Sabbah. More recently it has been translated into HebrewHungarianFinnishTurkishMacedonianLithuanian and Bulgarian The maxim of the novel is “Nothing is an absolute reality; all is permitted”. Halima also commits suicide when she learn she will never be with Suleiman whom she fell in love with.

His mother introduced him to painting, while his father shared with him his interest in biology.