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Eaters of the dead : the manuscript of Ibn Fadlan relating his experiences with the northmen in A.D. 922

by Crichton, Michael.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1976Edition: 1st ed.Description: 278 p. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 0394494008.Subject(s): Ibn Faḍlān, Aḥmad, fl. 922 -- Fiction | Beowulf -- Adaptations | Epic poetry, English (Old) -- Adaptations | Heroes -- Scandinavia -- Fiction | Northmen -- Fiction | Monsters -- Fiction | Vikings -- Fiction | Dragons -- Fiction | Historical fiction | Fantastic fictionOnline resources: Publisher description Summary: In the year A.D. 922, a refined Arab courtier, representative of powerful Caliph of Baghdad, encounters a party of Viking warriors on their journey to the barbaric North. He is appalled by Viking customs -- the wanton sexuality of their pale, angular women, their disregard for cleanliness, their cold-blooded human sacrifices. But only in the depths of the Northland does he learn the horrifying truth: he has been enlisted to combat a terror that comes under cover of night to slaughter the Vikings and devour their flesh.
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Bibliography: p. 191-193.

In the year A.D. 922, a refined Arab courtier, representative of powerful Caliph of Baghdad, encounters a party of Viking warriors on their journey to the barbaric North. He is appalled by Viking customs -- the wanton sexuality of their pale, angular women, their disregard for cleanliness, their cold-blooded human sacrifices. But only in the depths of the Northland does he learn the horrifying truth: he has been enlisted to combat a terror that comes under cover of night to slaughter the Vikings and devour their flesh.

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