Monday, July 11, 2016

The Viking Rus: the Arab point of view

Also from Aramco site, the story behind The Thirteenth Warrior (the book Eaters of the Dead)..

the eastern voyages of Scandinavians who traded with Baghdad and founded Russia.

The article barely mentions one of their main trading goods was slave, mainly from local Slavic farmers.

but the story of ordinary folks suffering rarely gets into history written from the point of the glorious conquerers...


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