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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

03 December 2019
Ibn Fadlan's detailed description of the "Rusiyyah", a group of Viking people he encountered on the shores of the Volga River whilst on an embassy to the king of the Volga Bulgars in AD 921 gives us a detailed, meticulous window into a world often shrouded in legend and saga.


Voices of the past presents a reading by David Kelly from the translation by James Montgomery, Sir Thomas Adams's Professor of Arabic, of Ibn Fadlan's, Mission to the Volga.