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CONTENTS Preface Introduction Glossary of Terms and Titles CHAPTER I The Time and the Man CHAPTER II His Book and Geography CHAPTER III Translation of His Travels The Rus The Khazars CHAPTER IV Commentary on the Translation The itinerary through the realm of the Caliphate Remarks on Khwarazm The Turkic tribes Further itinerary of the trip The Bulghars or Saqaliba The Rus The Khazars Aftermath of the embassy APPENDIX A Other Muslim Accounts of the North The Strange Things of Creation by Qazwini The Tufhat al-Bab of Abu Hamid al-Mazini al-Garanati Commentary APPENDIX B General Remarks on Nomads and Conversion APPENDIX C Byzantine and Iranian Commercial Rivalry APPENDIX D Merchants in Inner Asia in Pre-Islamic Times APPENDIX E Byzantine and Sasanian Trade with Northeastern Russia Bibliography
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Tatarstan (Russia) -- Description and travel.
Asia, Central -- Description and travel.
Bulgars (Turkic people) -- Russia (Federation) -- Volga River Region -- History.
Ibn Faòdlåan, Aòhmad, fl. 922 -- Travel -- Asia, Central.
Volga River Region (Russia) -- History.