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Eagle's nest

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Published by I B Tauris & Co Ltd, 2005 Hardback book in good condition


Magnificent castles and fortresses in remote, mountainous regions were built for refuge by the Ismaili Muslims of Iran and Syria fleeing from persecution during the early middle ages. Often superior in construction to those built by the Crusaders, these castles withstood numerous offensives for over two centuries until the middle of the 13th century when most were captured and demolished by the Mongols. In his new book Peter Willey describes the discoveries he made during the course of more than 20 expeditions to these Ismaili sites spanning the past forty years. The book is exceptionally well illustrated with photographs, maps and plans. As well as being a piece of original scholarship, it is also a readable personal account of the challenges encountered in expeditions to remote, inaccessible and often hazardous locations.;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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Author(s):
Willey Peter
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1850434646
ISBN-13:
9781850434641
Number of pages:
321
Publisher:
I.B. Tauris in association with The Institute of Ismaili Studies
Title:
Eagle's nest

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Published by I B Tauris & Co Ltd, 2005 Hardback book in good condition


Magnificent castles and fortresses in remote, mountainous regions were built for refuge by the Ismaili Muslims of Iran and Syria fleeing from persecution during the early middle ages. Often superior in construction to those built by the Crusaders, these castles withstood numerous offensives for over two centuries until the middle of the 13th century when most were captured and demolished by the Mongols. In his new book Peter Willey describes the discoveries he made during the course of more than 20 expeditions to these Ismaili sites spanning the past forty years. The book is exceptionally well illustrated with photographs, maps and plans. As well as being a piece of original scholarship, it is also a readable personal account of the challenges encountered in expeditions to remote, inaccessible and often hazardous locations.;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.

Author(s):
Willey Peter
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1850434646
ISBN-13:
9781850434641
Number of pages:
321
Publisher:
I.B. Tauris in association with The Institute of Ismaili Studies
Title:
Eagle's nest

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