Old Man of the Mountain

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leader of the Syrian Nizārī state


  • Hebrew: שיך אל חשישין = ShYK ʾL ḤShYShYN 1
  • Latin: Antiquus de Montanis 2

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Events mentioned by Benjamin of Tudela1 before c.1170c.117313th C1907
Events mentioned by Wilbrand of Oldenburg2 1211-1212c.122216th C1864


  • 1Sheik Al Hashishim: Marcus N. Adler, ed., The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela (London: Frowde, 1907), 27 [Hebrew with English translation].
  • 2Antiquus de Montanis: Wilbrand of Oldenburg, Peregrinatio, in J. C. M. Laurent, ed., Peregrinatores Medii Aevi Quatuor (Leipzig: C. P. Melzeri, 1864), I 9, 5. — 11, 6. [Latin].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson, Liran Yadgar, and Margaret Gaida, “Old Man of the Mountain” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021, https://medievalmideast.org/practice/378.

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  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML; abstract; matching, Hebrew transliteration from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue; and matching from Laurent's Peregrinatores medii aevi quattuor
  • Liran Yadgar: Hebrew collection from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue
  • Margaret Gaida: disambiguation from Laurent's Peregrinatores medii aevi quattuor
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