Ibn Rusta on the Khazars (903-913 AD) / Primary Source

Published on Aug 21, 2021
Ahmad ibn Rustah Isfahani, better known as Ibn Rusta was a 10th-century Persian explorer and geographer born in Rosta district, Isfahan, Persia. He wrote a geographical compendium known as Book of Precious Records, based on first hand accounts and his own travels. His information on the non-Islamic peoples of Europe and Inner Asia makes him a useful source for these obscure regions and for the prehistory of the Turks and other steppe peoples.

This is a direct quote from Ibn Rusta, written between 903 and 913.

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