Category Archives: Ibn Fadlan, Ahmad

(fl. 920s)

from The Risala: By the River Volga, 922: Viking Ship-Burial

  Ahmad ibn Fadlan, a Muslim diplomat and secretary to an ambassador for the Caliph of Baghdad, was sent in 921 to the Khaganate of Bulgars along the Middle Volga. His account of his travels with the embassy, The Risala, … Continue reading

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