In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps: 1.His chapter on the Rus constitutes just a small section of his work, and this translation, by Richard Frye, contains at least as much introduction and commentary as it does actual text by Ibn Fadlan.
After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in.You must purchase at least one item from Amazon to post a comment A problem occurred while submitting your comment.Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this.Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com 2. Copy the web address of the product 3.Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness:. a party of Viking traders on the upper reaches of the Volga River. IBN FADLAN was a tenth-century diplomat...All reviewers Verified purchase only Verified purchase only All stars 5 star only 4 star only 3 star only 2 star only 1 star only All positive All critical All stars All formats Format: Hardcover All formats Search There was a problem filtering reviews right now.Frye concedes the difficulty in differentiating Varangian, Rus and Viking peoples with the limited Archeological finds and documentation.Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features.
Prime members enjoy FREE Two-Day Shipping and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books.Please write at least one word You must be in good standing in the Amazon community to post.The largest one in my mind was how much was first hand account and how much was hearsay.Ibn Fadlan s Journey to Russia: A Tenth-Century Traveler from Baghdad to the Volga River.
Ghantous on February 19, 2016 very good book, interesting historical information.Although my interest was initially for the Muslim-Viking interaction as part of research I was fascinated by the Muslim-Bulghar-Khazar interactions.For example, he describes the funeral procession as a normal spectator would at a distance, but then he is in the presence of the human sacrifice as it happens.
This is touched upon in the beginning of the movie, when the slave-girl is being hoisted repeatedly over the door-frame-like structure and reports seeing her master in the other world.Frye paints an interesting picture of the relationships between Persia and the Byzantines amidst competing emerging religions.How likely is it that the Vikings would have him in such a confined space as an alien observer during their performance of a (horrific, in my opinion, but) sacred act.