1.Introduction : early history of the Ismailis 2.Hasan Sabbah and the Ismailis of Iran 3.Rashid al-Din Sinan and the Ismailis of Syria 4.Organisation and ethos of the Ismaili state 5.The Mongol conquest 6.The strategy of Ismaili castles 7.Castles of the Alamut Valley - I 8.Castles of the Alamut Valley - II 9.The mountain fortresses of Qumes 10.Castles of the Qa'inat 11.The fortified province of Qohistan 12.Castles of Isfahan and Arrajan 13.Citadels of the Syrian Mountains - I 14.Citadels of the Syrian Mountains - II 15.Badakhshan and Hunza 16.Epilogue App. I.Research expeditions led by the author App. II.List of Ismaili castles and fortifications App. III.Ismaili pottery from the Alamut period /Rosalind A. Wade Haddon App. IV.Ismaili coins from the Alamut period /Hussein Hamdan and Aram Vardanyan.
Published in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -311) and index.