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ibn fadlan

comes from abbasids
921
writes a rihla

umayads (group)

capital = damascus
center = syria
"kafirun"

abbasids (group)

capital = baghdad, samara
center = iraq
"mu'minum"

turs

nomadic people that helped fight
samara was built just for these mercenaries

3 moving groups

vikings, magyars, abbasids

vikings

came by boat
seized valuables
scandinavians

magyars

came from hungary on foot
nomads from danube river valley
crushing in on christian kingdoms

abbasids (1 of moving groups)

trying to take islands from christians and umayads
naval migration (taking over w. Mediterranean)
corisca, sardinia, sicily

why is ibn fadlan traveling?

king almish wants to learn about islam and wants an ally
ibn fadlan is an ulama

after ibn fadlan's travels the abbasids fragments because...

people are trying to create their own caliphate.

khwarizm

province (anti abassid, muslim)

Oghuz Turks

Kalfirun

Khazars

Judaism

Byzantines

Christian

Rus

West, Kafirun

what did ibn fadlan think about the groups he tan into

lower than him
dirty
sick
unsanitary

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