His childhood friends were scholar and vizier of the Seljuk Empire, Nizam al-Mulk
, and founder of the Assassins Order, Hassan-e Sabbah.
Iskandar; Siyar al-muluk of Nizam al-Mulk
; Naslhat al-muluk of or ascribed to al-Ghazall; Aghrdi al-siydsa fl a'raz al-riydsa of Zahlrl Samarqandl; two chapters from Jdmi' al-'ulum (Sittini) of Fakhr al-Dln al-RazI; the Marzbannama of Varavini; and Addb al-harb va l-shuja'a of Fakhr-i Mudabbir.
Sabbah was giving hashish to his men and sending them to assassinate opponent state leaders, like Seljuk grand vizier Nizam al-Mulk
, who ordered his arrest.
182-202), gives us a new perspective on the rise and fall of a (Shafi'i) family of religious scholars brought to Isfahan by Nizam al-Mulk
, showing how their relationship with the Seljuqs was a classic example of an alliance between knowledge and power and how their conflict with the Hanafi community led by the Sa'ids was not simply a matter of doctrinal difference, but of power and the control of wealth.
The most important structures and decorations were added by Abu Ali Hassan ibn Ali (1018-1092), also known as Khwaja Nizam al-Mulk
, a Persian vizier of the Seljuk sultans.
After the death of al-Juwayni, Ghazali went to the camp (al-mu'askar) (12) of the Saljuq wazir Nizam al-Mulk
The note on page 206 (16ff.) should be corrected from "Nizar" to "Nizam al-Mulk
" (in any case his assassins were hardly suicide attackers; they made an attempt to flee and were later captured).
(c.1018-1092) was author of the classic text The Book of Government (Siyasat-nama), also known as Rules for Kings (Siyar al-muluk).
After completing his education, he joined the court of the Seljuk vizier Nizam al-Mulk
in Isfahan in 1085.
The great Seljuk ruler Nizam al-Mulk
was assassinated by the Hashashins.
(47) Nizam al-Mulk
notably has information, although probably indirectly, concerning Sunbadh's interests in Pahlavi learning, too; he writes that Subadh claimed to have read of the end of Arab rule presaged "in the books of the Sasiinids (az kutub-i bani Slisan)." (48) Sunbadh's positioning himself as a reviver of Persianate writings meshes quite well with the statement in the apocalypse that the anonymous oracle will "reveal many secrets" (JN, ed.