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  Hashshashin
The Hashshashin (also Hashishim), or Assassins were a religious sect (Nizaris) of Islam with a militant basis, thought to be active in the 8th through 14th (?) centuries as a group of brigands on the medieval Afghanistan Silk Road.
However, the "hashshashin" (often anglicized "hashishim") name was likely given to the Assassins by their enemies, and there is no evidence that the Assassins ever used drugs for this or any other purpose.
The power of the Hashshashin was destroyed by the Mongols as Alamut was destroyed in 1256 by Hulegu Khan[?], but several smaller sects remain to this day.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ha/Hashshashin.html   (445 words)

  
 Hashshashin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The power of the Hashshashin was destroyed by the Mongol warlord Hulagu Khan, but several Ismaili sects share something of a common lineage, such as the sect led by the Aga Khan.
The Syrian branch of the Hashshashin was destroyed in 1273 by Mamluk Saltan Baibars.
The Hashshashin are the center of the Slovene novel Alamut by Vladimir Bartol.
www.dejavu.org /cgi-bin/get.cgi?ver=93&url=http%3A%2F%2Farticles.gourt.com%2F%3Farticle%3Dhashshashin%26type%3Den   (1877 words)

  
 Hashshashin Info - Bored Net - Boredom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The name "assassin" is commonly believed to be a mutation of "hashshashin" (Arabic: haffáfn), or "hashish-eaters" (Arabic: haffáf).
Christians were largely untouched by the depredations of the Assassins; it was not until the middle of the 12th century that they had even really heard of them, although Conrad of Montferrat - the King of Jerusalem - was a victim (the Assassins may have even been hired by Richard the Lionheart).
The power of the Hashshashin was destroyed by the Mongol warlord Hulagu Khan, but several smaller sects remain to this day, such as the sect led by the Aga Khan.
www.borednet.com /e/n/encyclopedia/h/ha/hashshashin.html   (531 words)

  
 Definition of Hashshashin
The Hashshashin (also Hashishim), or Assassins were a religious group (some would say, a cult) of Ismaili Muslims (from the Nizari sub-sect) with a militant basis, thought to be active in the 8th to 14th (?) centuries as a group of brigands on the medieval Silk Road.
Christians were largely untouched by the depredations of the Assassins; it was not until the middle of the 12th century that they had even really heard of them, although Conrad of Montferrat - the King of Jerusalem - was a victim (the Assassins may have even been hired by Richard the Lionheart).
The power of the Hashshashin was destroyed by the Mongol warlord Hulagu Khan, but several smaller sects remain to this day, such as the sect led by the Aga Khan.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Hashshashin   (870 words)

  
 Hashshashin - Definition, explanation
The Hashshashin (also Hashishin), or Assassins were a religious group (some would say a cult) of Ismaili Muslims from the Nizari sub-sect with a militant basis, thought to be active in the 8th to 14th centuries as a mystic secret society specialising in terrorising the Abbasid elite with fearlessly executed, politically motivated assassinations.
During the Mongol assault of Alamut, the library of the sect was destroyed, along with much of their powerbase, and thus much of the sect's own records were lost; most accounts of them stem from the highly reputable Arab historians of the period.
Although Legends states that Hasan-i Sabbah, original leader of the Nizari Isamailies, used Hashish to grant "visions" of paradise to his followers, it is highly unlikely, given the fact that the use and effects of Hashish were well known during that time period, and frequent subjects of Imams in the Mosques.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/h/ha/hashshashin.php   (1520 words)

  
 Assassins
The Hashshashin, a deadly, secretive and radical religious brotherhood, was founded by Hasan i Sabbah in 1090.
All Assassins wanted to be martyrs, and they followed all of their orders, even if the orders led to their deaths.
In fact, they called themselves fedayeen, which is an Arabic word meaning "one who is ready to sacrifice themselves for a cause." The name Hashshashin was given to them by their Muslim enemies.
library.thinkquest.org /05aug/00158/assassins1.html   (155 words)

  
 .:. Mysteres: Illuminati - Page 3 .:. ASTRAL TRAVELER .:.
It is said that the Hashshashin Order (also called Hashishin, Hashashiyyin or Assassins) was founded in Persia and Syria in the year 1090 by Hassan ben Sabbah, leader of a militant group of the Nizari branch of Ismaeli Muslims.
In military terms the Hashshashin are referred as contract killers.
The Vatican also used the Hashshashin Order to further their agenda by assassinating a number of Muslim leaders.
www.astraltraveler.com /mysteres/illuminati3.html   (1954 words)

  
 @BONGA.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In some instances, the suicide assassin, called fida’i or one who sacrifices himself, murdered his victim in a mosque for maximum shock effect.
to refer to the terrorists as hashshashin, the plural of hashshash or an individual addicted to hashish.
The word "assassin" in the English language is actually derived from the Arabic hashshashin.
soluna.org /categories/myHobbies/2003/01/22.html   (416 words)

  
 Misc. Ramblings: Hashshashin
essay that looks carefully at the rise of the hashshashin, from which we get the word assassin, and how they are characteristic of "The New Arab Way of War." While I don't necessarily agree with all his essay says, there is much to learn from it.
This was a Muslim order active in Persia and Syria about 1090-1272 whose members believed their religious duty was to harass and murder their enemies.
The word derives from medieval Latin assassinus, which is derived from the Arabic hashshashin, and first appeared in English early in the 1600s.
seto.org /mt-diary/archives/000449.html   (490 words)

  
 1256 - The real meaning from Timesharetalk wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Remains of one of 23 Hashshashin strongholds at Alamut, which fell in 1256 to the Mongols.
October - Mongol commander Baiju (operating under Hulagu Khan's command) leads his forces in a victory over Kay Ka'us II of the Sultanate of Rüm, thereby capturing Anatolia.
December 15 - Hulagu Khan captures and destroys the Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut in present-day Iran.
www.timesharetalk.co.uk /wiki.asp?k=1256   (276 words)

  
 The Hashshashin
This is simply to give anyone who is interested some background and basis on the Hashshashin.
Given the pejorative nature of the term, sympathizers of Al Qaeda would be expected to dispute the similarities.
The Hashshashin figures in several novels by William S. Burroughs.
www.ancientsites.com /aw/Post/627204   (1689 words)

  
 Hands-On: Assassin's Creed for PS3 on Gamepro.com.
He was of the Hashshashin: the deadly followers of Al-Hassan, Sheikh of Alamut-history's Old Man of the Mountain.
He has been given a grand assignment that, if undertaken successfully, could not only see his rise to the heights of his order once again, but also spell the blessed end of the Third Crusade.
Sinan, current leader of the Hashshashin, wishes to usher in an age of peace upon the world.
www.gamepro.com /sony/ps3/games/previews/84468.shtml   (588 words)

  
 Assassin
The term assassin is derived from the Arabic Hashshashin, describing medieval caravan raiders based in Alamut.
See that article for details of the group.
See also: List of assassins, List of assassinated persons, Hashshashin, assassination market, asymmetric warfare, terrorism, espionage.
www.teachersparadise.com /ency/en/wikipedia/a/as/assassin.html   (1172 words)

  
 Preview: Assassin's Creed for Xbox 360 on Gamepro.com.
He was first in their order, a master assassin who nevertheless failed to eliminate his most important mark.
Though the specific details of much of the plot of Assassin's Creed remain a mystery, we do have a pretty strong understanding of Altair's motivations.
But, in order to do so, nine officials on both sides of the war who are actively attempting to prolong the confrontation must be eliminated.
gamepro.com /microsoft/xbox360/games/previews/84508.shtml   (597 words)

  
 Hashshashin Armor - Planet Elder Scrolls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The original Hashshashin armor (white) is set up as something in the level of Mithril Armor, although a bit more durable, and quite more expensive.
The Dark Hashshashin and Crimson Death armors have higher ratings, based upon those of the regular Hashshashin Armor.
Debab: The wristblade is actually part of the Hashshashin bracers you get when you find the white armor.
planetelderscrolls.gamespy.com /View.php?view=OblivionMods.Detail&id=2110   (1230 words)

  
 Assassin's Creed Trailer - BeyondUnreal Forums
would be great if it has a hashshashin tie-in to the story line.
Looks like it was all CG or matinee, but certainly does look like it could make for a good game.
I guess "Hashshashin's Creed" wouldn't have the same ring to it >_>
forums.beyondunreal.com /showthread.php?t=172954   (346 words)

  
 Hashshashin Armor, The Elder Scrolls 4 Downloads, The Elder Scrolls 4 Weapon and Armor
This mod adds a new armor and dagger inspired by the Assassin's Creed's character outfit, and requested by Eion at the Elder Scrolls Forums, as well as two variations of it with different colors and details.
The new Dark Hashshashin and Crimson Death armors have higher ratings, based upon those of the regular Hashshashin Armor.
There are two options: the regular version, and the DB shoulder patch version, in case you opted to use the armor as an alternative to the Dark Brotherhood's.
elderscrolls.filefront.com /file/Hashshashin_Armor;74016   (2398 words)

  
 TIME.com: Hashaholics -- Jul 24, 1972 -- Page 1
Crusaders returning from the Holy Land brought back the tale that the chief of a Moslem sect used hashish to give fanatical courage to his hirelings before they set out on murder missions.
Thus, from a corruption of hashshashin, they added the word assassin to the language.
What has since been learned about hashish suggests that while the crusaders may have been good fighters, they were rotten reporters.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,906161,00.html   (727 words)

  
 Hashshashin - Algeria.com Discussion Forum
This story remind me the same story as in Christian "sangreal"
The Hashshashin (also Hasha), were a religious group (some would say, a cult) of Ismaili Muslims (from the Nizari sub-sect) with a militant basis, thought to be active in the 8th to 14th () centuries as a group of brigands on the medieval Silk Road.
Their own name for the sect was al-da'wa al-jadîda which means the new doctrine and they called themselves the Brave fedayeen from the Arabic fidâ'î which means one who is ready to sacrifice their life for a cause.
www.algeria.com /forums/religion-religion/7102-hashshashin.html   (790 words)

  
 IGN Boards - Weapons of the Assasin
Icemans right the Hashshashin used close up and personal technicheus (namely their daggers) to take their victems.
Hashshashin also rejected the use of pioson, bows, and any other methods that allowed the attacker to escape.
So they made use of the daggers in public, witch also helped keep the public teffified of them.
boards.ign.com /assassins_creed/b8627/119262481/p1   (1182 words)

  
 hashshashin - new books in this category added by berem to Reader2 library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Reader² → user berem / hashshashin → all, popular →
Description: Extraordinary novel, written in 1938 by Slovenian writer Vladimir Bartol.
Competent translation of a novel that has interesting contemporary resonance.
reader2.com /berem/hashshashin   (65 words)

  
 Alamut series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The books mainly tells the story of the elf Prince Aidan from the elf kingdom of Rhiyana.
The books contain elements of historical fiction, being set in the time of the Crusades and covering events like the Battle of Hattin, and including historical figures such as the leper king of the Jerusalem Baldwin IV, the Muslim leader Saladin, and the Hashshashin of Alamut.
This article about a fantasy book is a stub.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alamut_series   (162 words)

  
 World Association of International Studies » Blog Archive » Re: Essenes, Assassins
66 -7 (2003, Random House Press), “In the case of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism, for instance, the suggested historical prescedent has often been a group of medieval Shi’ite Muslims who first split off as part of a sect known as Isma’ilis and then further splintered into a particular but deadly group known as the hashshashin cult.
This shadowy organization used (as the name implies) hashish as a means of first reaching a state of religiuous ecstasy and then girding themselves for tiier sacred work: the murder of Christians and Muslims they considered enemies of thier faith and their sect.
(The English word assassin is derived from hashshashin.)”
cgi.stanford.edu /group/wais/cgi-bin/index.php?p=4590   (250 words)

  
 The Cause of Terrorism
Thus he would earn eternal bliss in paradise for his suicide mission.
Based on their alleged use of hashish to trick young followers, the sect became known as the Hashshashin.
This proved a difficult world for the Crusaders to pronounce so they took the closest Church Latin term, Assassini which later evolved into the English form, Assassins.
www.nobeliefs.com /terrorism.htm   (6752 words)

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