In article <1992Oct10.005354.29091 at sol.ctr.columbia.edu> locklin at titan.ucc.umass.edu () writes:
>From what I've gathered from Akhron Daruahl's book "A History of Secret
>Societies" the "assassins" were a major power well after Marco Polo's voyage.
>In fact, from what I gather, the assassins were a major power during the
>crusades & this interaction of cultures is where we get out information on
>this interesting group.
>Also, his account agrees with "Polo's" (If indeed Marco Polo did give an
>account of them; I thought Polo went to china...). Seems to me that the
>history of the Assassins is pretty well verified..
A great book on the subject with its own poetic and heretical perspective
(and annotated bibliography) is Peter L. Wilson's _Scandal: Essays in Islamic