A Short History of the Saracens; Being a Concise Account of the Rise and Decline of the Saracenic Power, and of the Economic, Social and Intellectual Development of the Arab Nation from the Earliest Times to the Destruction of Bagdad, and

A Short History of the Saracens; Being a Concise Account of the Rise and Decline of the Saracenic Power, and of the Economic, Social and Intellectual Development of the Arab Nation from the Earliest Times to the Destruction of Bagdad, and

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...of the Gregorian." The new year's day was fixed at the first point of the sun's entry into Aries instead of, as heretofore, at the meridian of his passage through Pisces. The reformed era received, after the Sultan, the name jaldlian. cn. xx. THE ASSASSINS 317 Sulaiman, the feudatory ruler of Rflm, had extended 455-503 the Seljukian dominions up to the confines of Caria, A'"' and reduced many of the islands. Nicephorus Botaniates, who ascended the throne of Byzantium on the abdication of the son of Constantine Ducas, and Alexius Comnenus his successor, acknowledged Malik Shah as their suzerain, and paid him tribute. In the year 467 A.H., conquest Sulaiman drove the Greeks from the principality.f... Antioch, of Antioch and reconquered the city 1l'1 the name of 467, _H_ the Sultan. This conquest was, however, counterbalanced by the loss, seven years later, of Sicily. In the year 1061 A.C. the island had been invaded by the Normans, whose progress was favoured by internecine disorders among the Saracens. And yet the struggle was L055 of protracted and sanguinary. After a long war, which Isiinz'-C extended over thirty years, the Norman Count Roger O9 ' ' brought the island into his power. Towards the close of Malik Shah's reign, the Assassins The Rise the Nihilists of Islam, made their appearance in the inac-A5'ig'i';s' cessible defiles of Mazendran, which had at one time harboured Babek and his confederates. This sanguinary fraternity, which was afterwards imitated with such remarkable success both in Europe and Asia, was founded by Hassan Sabah, a school-fellow of Nizam ul-Hassan Mulk, who, baulked in his ambition to play a part in the SahibSeljukian empire, aimed at the destruction of...show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236861485
  • 9781236861481