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Eagle's nest : Ismaili castles in Iran and Syria

Author: Peter Willey; Institute of Ismaili Studies.
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; London : in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2005.
Series: Ismaili heritage series, 10.
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Peter Willey is the world authority on the Ismaili castles of Iran and Syria. Educated at Charterhouse and Cambridge, he was badly wounded at Anzio in 1944 and subsequently spent many years in the discovery and investigation of the Ismaili castles. He now lectures on the Middle East and Islamic art and culture at Bristol University. He has written a number of books including 'The Castles of the Assassins' (1963)  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Willey, Peter.
Eagle's nest.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; London : In Association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2005
(DLC) 2006357471
(OCoLC)56458607
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Willey; Institute of Ismaili Studies.
ISBN: 1423768183 9781423768180 1850434646 9781850434641 9780857712257 085771225X
OCLC Number: 67713931
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 321 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Ismaili heritage series, 10.
Responsibility: Peter Willey.

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Peter Willey is the world authority on the Ismaili castles of Iran and Syria. Educated at Charterhouse and Cambridge, he was badly wounded at Anzio in 1944 and subsequently spent many years in the discovery and investigation of the Ismaili castles. He now lectures on the Middle East and Islamic art and culture at Bristol University. He has written a number of books including 'The Castles of the Assassins' (1963) which is still regarded as the standard work on the subject, and he has contributed to the 'Encyclopaedia of Islam' on Islamic monuments.

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