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Eagle's nest [electronic resource] : Ismaili castles in Iran and Syria / Peter Willey.

By: Willey, Peter.
Contributor(s): Institute of Ismaili Studies.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Ismaili heritage series: 10.Publisher: London ; New York : London : I.B. Tauris ; In Association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2005Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 321 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 1423768183 (electronic bk.); 9781423768180 (electronic bk.); 1850434646; 9781850434641.Subject(s): Castles -- Iran | Castles -- Syria | ARCHITECTURE -- Buildings -- Public, Commercial & Industrial | Ismailiten | Burg | Iran | SyrienGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Eagle's nest.DDC classification: 725.180955 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction : early history of the Ismailis -- Hasan Sabbah and the Ismailis of Iran -- Rashid al-Din Sinan and the Ismailis of Syria -- Organisation and ethos of the Ismaili state -- The Mongol conquest -- The strategy of Ismaili castles -- Castles of the Alamut Valley -- I -- Castles of the Alamut Valley -- II -- The mountain fortresses of Qumes -- Castles of the Qa'inat -- The fortified province of Qohistan -- Castles of Isfahan and Arrajan -- Citadels of the Syrian Mountains -- I -- Citadels of the Syrian Mountains -- II -- Badakhshan and Hunza -- Epilogue -- Research expeditions led by the author -- List of Ismaili castles and fortifications -- Ismaili pottery from the Alamut period / Rosalind A. Wade Haddon.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [308]-311) and index.

1. Introduction : early history of the Ismailis -- 2. Hasan Sabbah and the Ismailis of Iran -- 3. Rashid al-Din Sinan and the Ismailis of Syria -- 4. Organisation and ethos of the Ismaili state -- 5. The Mongol conquest -- 6. The strategy of Ismaili castles -- 7. Castles of the Alamut Valley -- I -- 8. Castles of the Alamut Valley -- II -- 9. The mountain fortresses of Qumes -- 10. Castles of the Qa'inat -- 11. The fortified province of Qohistan -- 12. Castles of Isfahan and Arrajan -- 13. Citadels of the Syrian Mountains -- I -- 14. Citadels of the Syrian Mountains -- II -- 15. Badakhshan and Hunza -- 16. Epilogue -- App. I. Research expeditions led by the author -- App. II. List of Ismaili castles and fortifications -- App. III. Ismaili pottery from the Alamut period / Rosalind A. Wade Haddon.

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