Alamut by Vladimir Bartol

Alamut is a novel by Vladimir Bartol, first published in 1938 in Slovenian, dealing with the story of Hassan-i Sabbah and the Hashshashin, and named after their Alamut fortress. Bartol first started to conceive the novel in the early 1930s, when he lived in Paris. In the French capital, he met with the Slovene literary critic Josip Vidmar, who introduced him to the story of Hassan-i Sabbah. 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. When it was originally published, the novel was sarcastically dedicated to Benito Mussolini. The maxim of the novel is "Nothing is an absolute reality; all is permitted". This book was one of the inspirations for the video game series Assassin's Creed.

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Alamut (Libretto t. 3) (French Edition) Kindle Edition 1508395 $13.99 2013
Alamut Kindle Edition 673869 2010
Alamut Paperback 2296464 $39.95 $3.25 1989
Alamut Audible Audiobook 32910 $15.95 2013
The Assassins of Alamut Paperback 1551992 $7.50 $7.99 2008
The Alamut Ambush Paperback 1734974 $49.99 $11.01 1986
Alamut (Scala Translation) Kindle Edition 568120 2012
Alamut Hardcover 2293559 $59.43 $4.97 2005
The Alamut Ambush Paperback 3463860 $39.33 $38.52 2013
The Alamut ambush Hardcover 5332200 $209.24 $19.11
The Assassins of Alamut Kindle Edition 1311510 2013
Assassins of Alamut Paperback 2545055 $6.14 $17.55 2015
Assassins of Alamut (Talon Book 1) Kindle Edition 401431 2015
Assassins of Alamut: A Novel of Persia and Palestine in the Time of the Crusades Paperback 4249420 $142.51 $6.81 2010
Alamut Hardcover 3299599 $28.00 $2.29 1989
ALAMUT Mass Market Paperback 4902020 $47.12 $0.99 1990
The Alamut Ambush Hardcover 6740573 $5.99
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Alamut Mass Market Paperback 861317 $13.57 $24.65 2012
Fedailerin Kalesi Alamut (Turkish Edition) Paperback 2970310 $13.19 $4.00 2012
Alamut (Scala Translation) Paperback 456121 $11.60 $3.58 2007