“The” Other Europe in the Middle Ages: Avars, Bulgars, Khazars and Cumans ; [papers ... Presented in the Three Special Sessions at the 40th and 42nd Editions of the International Congress on Medieval Studies Held at Kalamazzo in 2005 and 2007]

Florin Curta, Roman Kovalev
BRILL, 2008 - Broj stranica: 492
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For most students in medieval studies, Eastern Europe is marginal and East European topics simply exotica. A peculiar form of Orientalism may thus be responsible for the exclusion of the Avars, Bulgars, Khazars, and Cumans from the medieval history of the European continent. This collection of studies is an attempt to stimulate research in a comparative mode and to open up a broader discussion about such key themes as material culture, ethnicity, historical memory, or conversion in the context of social and political developments in early medieval Europe. Another goal of this volume is to introduce a number of new approaches to the study of what is known as a oemedieval nomads.a Without explicitly rejecting the model of raid vs. trade famously introduced by Anatoly Khazanov, many contributions in this volume shift the emphasis on internal developments that have received until now little or no attention. Contributors are: Tivadar Vida, Peter Stadler, PA(c)ter Somogyi, Uwe Fiedler, Orsolya Heinrich-Tamaska, BartA, omiej Szymon Szmoniewski, Florin Curta, Valeri Iotov, Veselina Vachkova, Tsvetelin Stepanov, Dimitri Korobeinikov, and Victor Spinei.

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Introduction Florin Curta
the local population of the Carpathian Basin under Avar rule sixth to seventh century Tivadar Vida
Avar chronology revisited and the question of ethnicity in the Avar qaganate Peter Stadler
New remarks on the fl ow of Byzantine coins in Avaria and Walachia during the second half of the seventh century Péter Somogyi
Bulgars in the Lower Danube region A survey of the archaeological evidence and of the state of current research Uwe Fiedler
Avarage metalworking technologies in the Carpathian Basin sixth to eighth century Orsolya HeinrichTamaska
what do metal fi nds from the foreststeppe belt speak about? Bartłomiej Szymon Szmoniewski
Th e earliest Avarage stirrups or the stirrup controversy revisited Florin Curta
Danube Bulgaria and Khazaria as part of the Byzantine oikoumene Veselina Vachkova
Bulgaria between 800 and 1100 Tsvetelin Stepanov
the Kıpçak world in the thirteenth century Dimitri Korobeinikov
The Cuman bishopricgenesis and evolution Victor Spinei
List of contributors
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A note on the Hungarian sabers of medieval Bulgaria Valeri Iotov

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O autoru (2008)

Florin Curta, Ph.D (1998) in History, Western Michigan University, is Associate Professor of Medieval History and Archaeology at the University of Florida. He has published extensively on the history and archaeology of Eastern Europe, including Southeastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 500-1250 (Cambridge University Press, 2006).

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