Read-iculously Low Prices
Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness: Arab Travellers in the Far North (Penguin Classics)

Back to previous page

Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness: Arab Travellers in the Far North (Penguin Classics)

Author:


Binding: Paperback
List Price: $17.00
Our Price: $5.49 USD
FREE Shipping on orders over $35
Qty Avail: 16

Bargain Book Copy
Also available as Scratch & Dent for $3.89 USD


Between the ninth and fourteenth centuries, Arab explorers journeyed widely and frequently into the far north, crossing territories that now include Russia, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan. Ibn Fadla-n's chronicles of his travels are one of the most important documents from the period, and this illuminating new translation offers insight into the world of the Arab geographers and the medieval lands of the far north. Based on an expedition 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, religion, and sexual practices, including the only eyewitness account ever written of a Viking ship cremation.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

NOTE: This title is a Bargain Book Copy, purchased direct from the publisher or distributor as excess inventory or a store return. The book is in new condition and will, in most cases, have a small dot or line on the edge of the book. It may also have a price sticker on it from the original store it was returned from. In a rare case the actual cover for a book might not match the one in the display picture. For more information please refer to the information page Our Product.

You May Also Like

More info...

ISBN: 9780140455076
Publisher: Penguin Group
Language: English
Page Count: 256
Size: 7.76" l x 5.00" w x 0.69"
Series: N/A