Ahmad Ibn Fadlan chronicled the voyage of an embassy sent from Ibn Fadlan’s Risalah is considered the only extant firsthand account of the. Ahmad Ibn Fadlan met with the Vikings in Volga Bulgaria. His chronicle called Risala includes detailed information and observations about them. The travel. But perhaps the most memorable passages in the Risala, his account of his journeys, concern the Varangians, In , the Arab traveler Ahmad ibn Fadlan (fl.

Author: Voodoolrajas Gosho
Country: Indonesia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Photos
Published (Last): 27 April 2016
Pages: 438
PDF File Size: 16.26 Mb
ePub File Size: 19.17 Mb
ISBN: 206-4-37004-454-8
Downloads: 87699
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Kikasa

Science and Its Times: They do not know fornication, but if they find out anything about somebody, they break off him in two halves, namely: No merchant or some one else can make ablution after uncleanness in their presence, but only at night when they do not see him.

Zakiev – Translator’s note to the river named Djavashir, and remained near it for two months.

So, we talked for so long, that a man would not even read a half of one seventh of the Koran. The muezzin, calling for a pray, proclaimed riswla to him twice.

Ibn Fadhlan is appalled by the Vikings customs —their permissive habits, their disregard for ib, their cold-blooded human sacrifices. If a man from its country inhabitants would give a present to his friend or would want to make him something good, he tells him: They are fadlsn as having the most perfect bodies, tall as palm-trees, with blond hair and ruddy skin.

Indeed Crichton designed Eaters of the Dead as being a fictional version of the historic events which created the basis of the epic Beowulf.


Ibn Fadlan: An Arab Among the Vikings of Russia

And a heavy rain fell on us. In academician Kh. Then he asked for us an audience with Nasr ahmaand we went to him. Then we went to Baykand, then we drove to Bukhara and arrived to al-Djajhani. After that conversation he malik favored me, has brought me closer, has distanced my co-journers, and named me Abu-Bekr As-Saduk. Indeed they are like wandering donkeys.

The books of Nadjib Hamadani 12 c. She also removed two anklets she was wearing, handing them to the two slave-girls who waited upon her: They Khorezmians are the most rough of the people in speech and in the nature.

Annoyed at not receiving the promised sum, the king refused to switch from the Maliki rite to the Hanafi rite of Baghdad. Among the tribes Ibn Fadlan encountered along the way were the Oghuz Turks on the eastern shore of the Caspian, ancestors of the people who inhabit modern-day Turkmenistan. People pulled out their road bags, and they are from camel leather.

Shprenger stayed in the East for 13 years, first in India, and then in Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, Iraq and many other countries. Risalx horrifying wind arose and the flames rose and fiercely blazed.

Then he said to the translator: Great people and powers write history, small people and powers read it. The cloth of these lands and localities is famous, especially that of their capital, which is called Risalx Kyiv.

Ibn-Fadlan – “Risalya” – TurkicWorld

I saw that they have so many snakes, that on a branch of a tree, truly, would be wound ten of them or more. Their money-changers from their place sell bones for game and inkwells and dirhams. They spread them and took the female Turkish camels as they are round, and placed them in the cavities until they stretched. They took in their hands wood sticks of hadang white poplar and held them as oars, striking continuously, and the water carried their road bags and they were spinning until they crossed.


Then he forsake his Rizala.

Perception of the Vikings from Ibn Fadlan’s glance in al-Risala

You see their houses once in one place, then the same houses in another place, as do the nomads in their coaching; and here they are in a pitiful position. Thus muezzin made a pray according to this instruction for some days while he malik asked me about money and disputed with me about them, and I drove him to dismay about it and defended by evidence in it.

He ordered us to rixala after three days, discussed with us the question about our entrance to the country of the Turks and said: The Caspian is by far the world’s largest inland lake, atsquare milessquare kmor about the size of Montana. And sometimes the bride money are the camels or horses or something similar. And they left us.

They did not give it any significance, and he malik said: