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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Retrieved August 7, After the war he moved to his hometown Trieste, where he spent an entire decade, vladimor to He orders a pair alamur fedayin Yusuf and Suleiman to kill themselves; Barto by stabbing himself, Yusuf by jumping off a tower.

Hassan wants to take revenge for al-Mulk’s treachery against him long ago. The novel was not published in English until He is notable for writing his novel Alamutthe most popular work of Slovene literature around the world, translated into numerous languages. Afterward, he returned to Ljubljana where he worked as a freelance writer until Another interpretation compares the Hashshashin to modern-day terroristsparticularly islamists and Hassan-i Sabbah to their leaders.

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This page was last edited vladi,ir 2 Decemberat Some of the soldiers are captured and Hassan decides to demonstrate his power to them. Ibn Tahir decides to return to Alamut and kill Hassan.

Hassan encloses himself in a tower, determined to work until the end of his days. Then, he lets ibn Tahir go, to start a long journey around the world.

Meanwhile, the Seljuk army besieges Alamut. The story opens from the point of view of Halima who was purchased by Hassan to become a houri. The maxim of the novel is “Nothing is an absolute reality; all is permitted”.


Retrieved from ” https: Retrieved from ” https: This book was one of the inspirations for the video game series Assassin’s Creed. Meanwhile, Halima joins the other houris in the garden which Hassan has been building, the young girls are educated in various arts by the leader of the houris and confidant to Hassan, Miriam.

During their demanding training, they come to be convinced that they shall go to heaven immediately after their death if they die in the line of duty. Moreover, some of the fedayin fall in love with hourisand Hassan unscrupulously uses that to his advantage.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The story commences with the journey of young ibn Tahir, who is, according to his family’s wish, intending to join the Alamut garrison. Halima also commits suicide when she learn she will never be with Suleiman whom she fell in love with. The novel is set in the 11th century at the fortress of Alamut Persian: Ibn Tahir stabs the vizier, but, before he passes away, the vizier reveals the truth of Hassan’s deceptions to his murderer.

Alamut, English translation, Published by: Vladimir Bartol began his elementary and secondary schooling vladimid Trieste and concluded it in Ljubljanawhere he enrolled at the University of Ljubljana to study biology and philosophy.

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.

Vladimir Bartol

He graduated in and continued his studies at Sorbonne in Paris —for which he obtained a scholarship. He was the third child of seven and his parents offered him extensive education.

Views Read Edit View history. They gladly fulfill their master’s order since they believe that they will soon rejoice with their beloved vladimjr heaven. Bartol was born on 24 February in San Giovanni Slovene: Alamut, Hungarian translation by: VlaximirEnglish translation by Michael Biggins, Published by: The fight for the Seljuk throne begins.


This page was last edited on 4 Decemberat In he served the army in Petrovaradin now in the autonomous province of Vojvodina in Serbia. Alamut, Slovene 1st reprint, Published by: When it was originally published, the novel was sarcastically dedicated to Benito Mussolini.

At the start of the story, he is gathering an army for the purpose of attacking the Seljuk Empirewhich has taken over possession of Iran.

Vladimir Bartol – Wikipedia

During World War II he joined Slovene partisans and actively participated in the resistance movement. In the French capital, he met bqrtol the Slovene literary critic Josip Vidmarwho introduced him to the story of Hassan-i Sabbah. Another fedai kills the Seljuk Sultan and the Seljuk empire dissolves.

Bartol also gave special attention to the works of Sigmund Freud. When bartl Tahir returns, Hassan receives him and also reveals him his true motto: From tohe lived in Belgradewhere he edited the Slovenian Belgrade Weekly. Bartol first started to conceive the novel in the early s, when he lived in Paris. Bartol began to be interested in philosophy, psychologyand biologybut also art, theatre, and literature, as described in his autobiographical short stories.

More recently it has been translated into HebrewHungarianFinnishTurkishMacedonianLithuanian and Bulgarian Fedai are expected to obey orders without demur and forfeit their lives if necessary. 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.

Trst now in Italyin a middle class Slovene minority family. Views Read Edit View history.