Echoes of History

Assassins vs Templars | EP 2 | Rise of the Assassins

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Using targeted political murder to protect humanity from injustice and abuse of power, the Assassins are infamous as much for their secrecy as for their actions. The story of the Nizari branch of Ismaili Muslims goes right back to the start of Islam, and continues to this day. Dr Farhad Daftary joins Matt Lewis to tell us what the Assassins stood for, how they interacted with Christians and other Muslims, and why the Old Man of the Mountain was so important.

An original Ubisoft series, produced by History Hit with post-production by Paradiso Media.

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