Althingi: The Crescent and the Northern Star


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An exquisitely collated book that pulled me from my dreary English armchair to far off lands of harsh ice, arid sands and open seas. The lesser visited historical interactions between the Norse and the Muslim World is imagined fantastically through diverse voices, with a real appreciation for the cultures of both the Norse and Muslim peoples. I loved it.

Book Info

Editors: Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad & JM Gillingham
Linnea Hartsuyker, Sami Shah, Genevieve Gornichec, Emily Osborne, Alex Kreis, Siobhan Clark, Giti Chandra, Nicholas Kotar, Kaitlin Felix, Shanon Sinn, Eric Schumacher, Jordan Stratford, R.F. Dunham, & Bjarne Benjaminsen
Cover Illustraton: Lada Shustova & Figue
Cover Design:
Jeremy D. Mohler
Interior Design: Mikael Brodu
Formats Available: Trade Paperback · PDF/Epub/Mobi
AVAILABLE February 2022

about the book

Vikings & Muslims?

In our increasingly polarized world there is an urgent need for cross-cultural conversations, bridges of understanding between people of different beliefs, and a recommitment to a common understanding of our shared history: the history not of any one particular group but of humanity itself. Althingi: The Crescent and the Northern Star, co-edited by Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad (A Mosque Among the Stars, Islamicates) and Joshua Gillingham (The Gatewatch, Old Norse for Modern Times), is an anthology of historical fiction which explores the intricate and often-overlooked interactions between intrepid Viking voyagers and inquisitive emissaries from the powerful Islamic kingdoms.

Featuring stories by an incredible slate of authors writing in the historical Althingi universe, Althingi: The Crescent and the Northern Star, offers a glimpse into a fascinating forgotten past and will prove a must-read for fans of both Viking and of Islamic history.

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