comes from abbasids
writes a rihla
capital = damascus
center = syria
capital = baghdad, samara
center = iraq
nomadic people that helped fight
samara was built just for these mercenaries
3 moving groups
vikings, magyars, abbasids
came by boat
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.
province (anti abassid, muslim)
what did ibn fadlan think about the groups he tan into
lower than him
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