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The Resource Mission to the Volga, by Aḥmad ibn Faḍlān ; translated by James E. Montgomery ; foreword by Tim Severin ; volume editor, Shawkat M. Toorawa

Mission to the Volga, by Aḥmad ibn Faḍlān ; translated by James E. Montgomery ; foreword by Tim Severin ; volume editor, Shawkat M. Toorawa

Label
Mission to the Volga
Title
Mission to the Volga
Statement of responsibility
by Aḥmad ibn Faḍlān ; translated by James E. Montgomery ; foreword by Tim Severin ; volume editor, Shawkat M. Toorawa
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Contributor
Author
Editor
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
"Mission to the Volaga is the oldest surviving instance of sustained first-person travel narrative in Arabic--a pioneering text of peerless historical and literary value ... 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 recently-converted King of the Bulghars. During eleven months of grueling travel, Ibn Fadlan records the marvels he witnesses on his journey, including an aurora borealis and the white nights of the North. Crucially, he offers a description of the Viking Rus, including their customs, clothing, body painting, and a striking account of a ship funeral. Together, these anecdotes illuminate a vibrant world of diversity during the heyday of the Abbasid Empire, narrated with as much curiosity and zeal as they were perceived by its observant beholder."--Provided by publisher
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DLC
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active 922
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Ibn Faḍlān, Aḥmad
Dewey number
914.7/45042
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Arabic
LC call number
DK511.T17
LC item number
I2313 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1962-
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  • Montgomery, James E.
  • Toorawa, Shawkat M.
  • Severin, Timothy
Series statement
Library of Arabic Literature
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  • Ibn Faḍlān, Aḥmad
  • Bulgars (Turkic people)
  • Tatarstan (Russia)
  • Volga River Region (Russia)
Label
Mission to the Volga, by Aḥmad ibn Faḍlān ; translated by James E. Montgomery ; foreword by Tim Severin ; volume editor, Shawkat M. Toorawa
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the Arabic
  • "A riveting travelogue from Baghdad to the Central Asian steppe"--Cover
Bar code
31223122292692
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 106-127) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxxix, 138 pages
Isbn
9781479899890
Lccn
2016038305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
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System control number
(OCoLC)957696543
Label
Mission to the Volga, by Aḥmad ibn Faḍlān ; translated by James E. Montgomery ; foreword by Tim Severin ; volume editor, Shawkat M. Toorawa
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the Arabic
  • "A riveting travelogue from Baghdad to the Central Asian steppe"--Cover
Bar code
31223122292692
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 106-127) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxxix, 138 pages
Isbn
9781479899890
Lccn
2016038305
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)957696543

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