Ibn Fadlan's Journey to Russia: A Tenth-century Traveler from Baghad to the Volga River
Markus Wiener Publishers, 2005 - 160 من الصفحات
This is the first English translation of the famous risala, letters by the tenth-century traveler Ibn Fadlan, one of the great Medieval travelers in world history, akin to Ibn Batutta. Ibn Fadlan was an Arab missionary sent by the Caliph in Baghdad to the king of the Bulghars. He journeyed from Baghdad to Bukhara in Central Asia and then continued across the desert to the town of Bulghar, near present Kazan. He describes the tribes he meets on his way and gives an account of their customs. His is the earliest account of a meeting with the Vikings, called Rus, who had reached the Volga River from Sweden. His description of the Rus, or Rusiya as he calls them, has produced much discussion about their origins, shockingly free sexual morals standards, customs, treatment of slaves and women, burial traditions, and trading habits, all explained in detail by Ibn Fadlan. The story of his travels has fascinated scholars and even prompted Michael Crichton to write the popular novel ""Eaters of the Dead,"" which was made into a film entitled ""The 13th Warrior.
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
لم نعثر على أي مراجعات في الأماكن المعتادة.
The Time and the Man
3 من الأقسام الأخرى غير ظاهرة
طبعات أخرى - عرض جميع المقتطفات
Abbasid Caliphate Ahmad ibn Ahmad ibn Fadlan al-Fadl Arabic Baghdad boat brought Bukhara Bulghar king Bulghars Byzantine and Sasanian Byzantium called camels caravan Caspian Central Asia China Chosroes Christians coinage conversion court customs dirhams east Elteber embassy Faithful farsakhs horses Ibn Fadlan ibn Musa inhabitants Inner Asia Iran Islam Itil Jurjaniya Kashgar khaqan Khazars Khurasan Khwarazm Khwarazmian Kiev kill kingdom Kudarkin land language later lord Mongols Musayyabi Muslim nomads northern º º º ºr º ſº oasis Oghuz ºn a ºn ºn tº º Pechenegs Persian prayer probably raids religion religious route ruler Russia Samanid Saqaliba Sasanian Sasanian Empire Sausan seventh century silver coins silver objects slave girl sº tº Sogdian merchants southern Russia steppes Tekin tent tº ºn tº tº Togan town trade translation traveled trees tribes trip Turkic Turkic title Turkish Turks Volga River Wisu Zoroastrians