Publication News: Muslims on the Volga in the Viking Age - In the Footsteps of Ibn Fadlan

Luke Treadwell (KRC Staff Member) and Jonathan Shepard (KRC Research Associate) have recently published this collection of essays on the writings of Ibn Fadlan. This pioneering interdisciplinary study of Ibn Fadlan's text and the world he surveyed draws on a variety of specialists to give readers both 'the bigger picture' of cultural and economic change in Eurasia, Byzantium and the Muslim world, and hard facts, in the form of archaeological and numismatic data, and is a key output of the Dirhams for Slaves project. For further information, and to purchase a copy, please visit


Muslims of the Volga in The Viking Age