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illustrated. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ... BOOK VII. Conquest of
Bagdad--Fall of the Assassins--Remnant of them. In the fall of
Alamut, the centre of the Assassins was gone; the props of their
authority were broken, in the loss of the castles of Rudbar and
Kuhistan. Still, the grandprior of Syria refused submission to the
grand-master's orders to surrender, --the armies of the Mongols
being, as yet, too distant to compel his obedience. A far greater
object occupied the mind of Hulaku, than the destruction of a few
Syrian mountain forts, in which the order, after the fall of
Alamut, and the annihilation of the Ismailites in Persia, might
yet, though with difficulty, raise its head. He entertained no less
a project than the conquest of Bagdad, and the overthrow of the
khalif's throne, on which the Arabs had, - in the prophet's name,
already, for six centuries and a half, ruled over the world of
Islam. This great event is, not only by its immediate consequences,
but also from its proximate cause, inseparably connected with the
destruction of the Assassins. In the second year after the fall of
Alamut, and, consequently, before the conquest of Kirdkuh the last
fortress of the Assassins, which only surrendered in the third year
of the siege, Bagdad, the queen of the cities of the Tigris, fell.
The overthrow of the khalifat, as we have seen, in the instructions
given, by Mangu to his brother Hulaku, did not enter immediately
into the plan of the khan, who merely claimed Q submission and
troops, but Nassireddin, the great savant and traitor, who had
delivered the capital of the Assassins into the conqueror's hands,
and had paved a road to his own revenge, over its ruins, laboured
unceasingly to urge Hulaku to the destruction of the khalifat.
Besides the close connexion of this event with...
|Country of origin:
Joseph Von Hammer-Purgstall
||246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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