Eaters of the Dead: The Manuscript of Ibn Fadlan Relating His Experiences with the Northmen in A.D. 922, Part 922

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Ballantine Books, 1988 - Fiction - 278 pages
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Now a major motion picture from Touchstone Films, starring Antonio Banderas. In the year A.D. 922, a refined Arab courtier, representative of the 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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Eaters of the Dead combines the old English epic poem Beowulf the historical manuscript of an Arab traveler Ahmad Ibn Fadlan and a theory that Neanderthal man survives into historic times. Weaving a ... Read full review

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

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Set in the year 922 C.E., Crichton's 1976 novel finds Ahmad ibn-Fadlan, Arab ambassador representing the Caliph of Bagdad, thrust among a band of Vikings heading north. Initially, he is disgusted by ... Read full review

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