A tale of two civilisations: the viking and the muslim civilisation tweet by: cem nizamoglu and sairah yassir-deane ibn fadlan's observation of the vikings might be a kin to a city dweller visiting another continent and writing down their views. Ibn fadlan interestingly, ibn fadlan witnessed many exhibitions of fornication and drunken behaviour, and yet, despite being an islamic scholar some of the vikings ibn fadlan encountered had converted to islam. Viking runestone in heavener, oklahoma plus arabic texts describing the rus or vikings/norsemen. Ahmad ibn-fadlan: letters on the vikings (note: ibn fadlan was employed by the 'abbasid caliph in baghdad when he was accused of an illicit love affair that would ruin his reputation and his career. Ahmad ibn fadlan and the diplomatic party utilized established caravan routes toward described by ahmad ibn fadlan visiting the volga vikings in 922 an example of the related viking weighing scale with weights was found on the isle of gigha hacksilver may be derived from silver. External attacks: vikings: magyars: arabs viking and hungarian raiders late 9th cent [at hillsdale] ibn fadlan risala 921 ce [at vikinganswerlady.
Risala: ibn fadlan's account of the rus dear viking answer lady: i've heard that michael crighton wrote a book based on ibn fadlan's account of the varangian rus, describing scandinavian traders in 900's russia. Connected histories ibn fadlan's journey to the land of the rus about this resource arabic and persian coins found in viking hoards prove that commerce existed between the muslim and slavic worlds a thousand years ago. Ibn fadlan and the land of darkness: arab travellers in the far north (penguin classics) [ibn fadlan to the upper volga river in 922 ad, ibn fadla-n and the land of darkness provides a rare and valuable glimpse of viking customs, dress, table manners. The paperback of the mission to the volga by ahmad ibn fadlan at barnes & noble free shipping on $25 or more. Ibn fadlan: an arab among the vikings of russia overview in 921, the arab traveler ahmad ibn fadlan (fl 920s) went on a diplomatic mission to what is now russia.
Ibn fadlan's account of a rus funeral: studies in viking and medieval scandinavia ibn fadlan refers to a hen, whereas saxo mentions a rooster and secondly the slave girl and hadingus. The viking squad looked up to a tall, young, and very strong chieftain by the name of buliwyf ibn fadlan described him of having the bearing of a leader (2. Ibn fadlan and the land of darkness: arab travellers in the far north (penguin classics) ebook: ibn fadlan in 922 ad, an arab envoy from baghdad named ibn fadlan encountered a party of viking traders on the upper reaches of the volga river. Viking myths viking prayer and worship this description of a viking merchant at prayer was written by the arab traveller ibn fadlan: 'when he comes to the idol, he gets down in front of it saying, lord, i have come from far away, bringing goods. A substantial portion of ibn fadlan's account is dedicated to the description of a people he called the r s or r siyyah most scholars identify them with the rus' or varangians, which would make ibn fadlan's account one of the earliest portrayals of vikings. Vikings are a pre-historic people they did not write history books themselves however, there are one of the earliest historic records is the work of ibn fadlan.
Vikings in spain: in arabic writings of the time, the vikings were referred to by two names in the arabic language: ar-rus and al-madjus others, such as ibn-fadlan, visited the rus in the east and studied them in detail. Ahmad ibn fadlan manuscript page  ibn fadlan (arabic: his account is most notable for providing a detailed description of the volga vikings, including an eyewitness account of a ship burial. For the 10 th century holy man and jurist ahmad ibn fadlan, the violent, orgiastic, drunken spectacle put on by mourning vikings in bulgaria must have been shocking. Home culture a viking burial described by arab writer ahmad ibn fadlan a viking burial described by arab writer ahmad ibn fadlan by thornews on may 12, 2012 ( 5. Vikings and abbasids: worlds apart but interconnected vikings and abbasids: worlds apart but interconnected vikings from denmark and norway mostly undertook these westward travels the most detailed eyewitness account comes from ahmed ibn fadlan.
Viking depiction via information written by ibn fadlan near byzantium on the strait they did and they did here and there in sizable presence as merchants in the deep levant on the coast (eg syria), even in more isolated places like bagdad viki. Ibn fadlan and the midnight sun 'ongoing back to my house ibn fadlan goes on to give a great deal more interesting information on the country its flora and fauna ibn fadlan was fascinated by viking funerals and describes at length a dead chieftain who was laid in his longship.
In 922 ad, an arab envoy from baghdad named ibn fadlan encountered a party of viking traders on the upper reaches of the volga river in his subsequent report on his mission he gave a. Ok, this comes from an account of the rus traders on the volga river, probably mostly scandinavian but possibly with some other nationalities represented witnessed by the muslim scholar and diplomat ibn fadlan in the year 921 or 922 ce ibn fadlan.