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Mission to the Volga

Aḥmad Ibn Faḍlān

Mission to the Volga

by Aḥmad Ibn Faḍlān

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Travel,
  • History,
  • Description and travel,
  • Bulgars (Turkic people)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Aḥmad ibn Faḍlān ; translated by James E. Montgomery ; foreword by Tim Severin ; volume editor, Shawkat M. Toorawa
    SeriesLibrary of Arabic Literature, Library of Arabic literature
    ContributionsMontgomery, James E. (James Edward), 1962- translator, Toorawa, Shawkat M., editor, Severin, Timothy, author of foreword
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDK511.T17 I2313 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxix, 138 pages
    Number of Pages138
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26927718M
    ISBN 101479899895
    ISBN 109781479899890
    LC Control Number2016038305
    OCLC/WorldCa957696543

    Mission to the Volga is also the earliest surviving instance of sustained first-person travel narrative in Arabic--a pioneering text of peerless historical and literary value. Together, the stories in Two Arabic Travel Books illuminate a vibrant world of diversity during the heyday of the Abbasid empire, narrated with as much curiosity and zeal Author: Tim Mackintosh-Smith (Translator), Abu Zayd al-Sirafi, Ibn Fadlan, James E. Montgomery (Translator). Mission to the Volga is also the earliest surviving instance of sustained first-person travel narrative in Arabic--a pioneering text of peerless historical and literary value. Together, the stories in Two Arabic Travel Books illuminate a vibrant world of diversity during the heyday of the Abbasid empire, narrated with as much curiosity and zeal.

      • Thom Wheeler’s new book about his Volga journey, The Way a River Went, is out now (Summersdale, £). To buy a copy for £ with free UK p&p, go The second book of the volume, Ibn Faḍlān’s Kitāb Aḥmad b. Fuḍlān (Book of Aḥmad b. Fuḍlān, renamed Mission to the Volga by the translator), written during a particularly unstable period of turmoil, is, in some ways, far less interesting than the accounts of .

    Volga in CE, from which the lurid description of a Vi-king funeral has inspired both fiction and film. The editor/translators bring to their task what I assume are impeccable credentials for translation of the Arabic. Mackintosh-Smith, long resident in Yemen, is best known as a travel writer, with several books following in the foot-. Ibn Fadlan was a member of a diplomatic mission sent by the Abbasid caliph al-Muqtadir in H/ AD to the king of the Volga Bulghars. His is the only existing record of that mission. Here, the text is edited and translated by James Montgomery.


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Primarily, the purpose of their mission was to explain Islamic law to the recently converted Bulgar peoples living on the eastern bank of the Volga River in what is now Russia.

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In its pages, we move north on a diplomatic mission from Baghdad to the upper reaches of the Volga River in what is now central Russia. In this colorful documentary from the tenth century, the enigmatic Ibn Fadlan relates his experiences as part of an embassy sent by Caliph al-Muqtadir to deliver political and religious instruction to the.

Ahmad Ibn Fadlan was a member of a diplomatic mission sent by the Abbasid caliph al-Muqtadir in / to the king of the Volga Bulghars. His is the only existing record of that mission. Tim Severin is a British explorer, film-maker, and received the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award for his non-fiction book The Sindbad Voyage and is noted for his Viking historical.

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Montgomery, the Sir Thomas Adams’s Professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of.The Volga is the fourth level overall and the first open-world level featured in Metro Exodus.

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