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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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.

This page was last edited on 2 Decemberat Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 4 Decemberat More recently it has been translated into HebrewHungarianFinnishTurkishMacedonianLithuanian and Bulgarian 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 Gladimir and The Nova Express. Therefore, fedayin believe that Allah has given Hassan the power to send anybody to Heaven for a certain period.

Vladimir Bartol

Alamut, Slovene 1st reprint, Published by: The novel is set in the 11th century at the fortress of Alamut Persian: Later he was elected to the Slovenian Academy of Sciences And Arts as an associate member, moved to Ljubljana and continued to work for the Academy until his death on 12 September Some of the soldiers are captured and Hassan decides to demonstrate his power to them.


Halima also commits suicide when she learn she will never be with Suleiman whom she fell in love with. Trst now in Italyin barrtol middle class Slovene minority family.

A further stimulation for the novel came from the assassination of Alexander I of Yugoslavia perpetrated by Croatian and Bulgarian radical nationalists, on the alleged commission of the Italian Fascist government.

Vladimir Bartol – Wikipedia

The novel and its plot were the inspiration for the popular Assassin’s Creed series of video games. The novel was not published in English until He was the third child bxrtol seven and his parents offered him extensive education. Afterward, he returned to Ljubljana where he worked as a freelance writer until Meanwhile, the Seljuk army besieges Alamut.

He orders a pair of fedayin Yusuf and Suleiman to kill themselves; Suleiman by alxmut himself, Yusuf by jumping off a tower. He transfers the power over the Ismaelits to the hands of his faithful daimilitary, and religious chiefs.

Another fedai kills the Seljuk Sultan and the Seljuk empire dissolves. Bartol was born on 24 February in San Giovanni Slovene: Alamut, Hungarian translation by: He is notable for writing his novel Alamutthe most vadimir work of Slovene literature around the world, translated into numerous languages.

Bartol also gave special attention to the works of Sigmund Freud. At the start of the story, he is gathering an army for the purpose of attacking the Seljuk Empirewhich has alakut over possession of Iran.

Alamut (Bartol novel) – Wikipedia

During World War II he joined Slovene partisans and actively participated in the resistance movement. Bartol first started to conceive the novel in the early s, when he lived in Paris.


Moreover, some of the fedayin fall in love with hourisvladlmir Hassan unscrupulously uses that to his advantage. The story opens from the point of view of Halima who was purchased by Hassan to become a houri. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Fedai are expected to obey orders without demur and forfeit their lives if necessary. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

The fight for the Seljuk throne begins. Hassan managed to achieve such level of obedience by deceiving his soldiers; he gave them drugs hashish to numb them and afterwards ordered that they be carried into the gardens behind the fortress—which were made into a simulacrum of heaven, including houris. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The maxim of the novel is “Nothing is an absolute reality; all is permitted”.

hartol Alamut Cover of the English translation of the novel. 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. Then, he lets ibn Tahir go, to start a long journey around the world.

AlamutEnglish translation by Michael Biggins, Published by: In he served the army in Petrovaradin now in the autonomous province of Vojvodina in Serbia.