Today in Middle Eastern history: the Assassin imam surrenders to the Mongols (1256)

If we’re going to talk about the end of the Assassin order, we should probably talk about who they were first. You may already know something about them–of all the topics one can cover in Islamic history, they’re one of the most provocative and interesting to Western audiences. There’s even a whole video game series about the Assassins, or about very fictionalized version of them, anyway. The truth is a little drier than some of the stories you may have heard, but isn’t that always the way?

Source: Today in Middle Eastern history: the Assassin imam surrenders to the Mongols (1256)

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