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The Carpathian Basin before the Hungarians

The Realm of St Stephen : A History of Medieval Hungary, 895-1526

I.B.Tauris, 2001

Book chapter

...The central areas of the Carpathian basin have been quite densely inhabited since Neolithic times. Its earliest known inhabitants were Indo-Europeans, and it was they who named the Carpathians, the Danube and most of its main tributaries...

Introduction

The Coming of the Mongols

I.B.Tauris, 2018

Book chapter

...The Seljuq Turks had had a major impact on Iran. They ruled most of what is now Iran, Iraq and Turkey, as well as adjacent parts of Afghanistan and Central Asia, for over a century. Their empire is conventionally dated from the battle...

The Steppe And The Sown

A Short History of The Mongols

I.B. Tauris, 2018

Book chapter

...The Turk has two pairs of eyes, one at the front and the other at the back of his head [… and] spends more time in the saddle than on the ground. Uninterested in craftsmanship or commerce, medicine, geometry, fruit-farming, building...

Epilogue: Fortified Castles of the Middle Islamic/Middle Byzantine Period (Tenth to Fourteenth Centuries)

The Islamic–Byzantine Frontier : Interaction and Exchange Among Muslim and Christian Communities

I.B.Tauris, 2015

Book chapter

...During the Middle Islamic/Middle Byzantine period, there was a secondary peak in settlement, seen in all surveys in which chronological separation within the Islamic periods is possible. This ‘minor’ peak, while not as high as the ‘major...

The Early Life

A Short History of The Mongols

I.B. Tauris, 2018

Book chapter

...Chinggis Khan, Temujin, was not born into greatness, nor did greatness come easily to him. The path he took was long and hard, and it was only late in his career that he would have enjoyed any kind of security. That he rewarded the loyalty...

Inner Asia in the Sixth–Ninth Centuries

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Theme Description The vast expanse of Inner Asia includes several ecological zones; of these, only the steppe—a broad grassland “belt” stretching across Eurasia from Manchuria in the east to Hungary in the west—has been productive in terms...

The Tread Of Tatar Hoof

A Short History of The Mongols

I.B. Tauris, 2018

Book chapter

...The seeds for the future shape of the Mongol Empire were sown early in the western campaign. At the time, the command to hunt down the disgraced fugitive, the once mighty Ala al-Din Muhammad Khwarazmshah, and bring him before his nemesis...

Economy

Nomads and Natives beyond the Danube and the Black Sea: 700–900 CE

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT and humans’ daily needs drove the inhabitants of the Carpathian-Danubian regions to practice certain economic activities during the early Middle Ages. The demonstrated demographic growth in the regions to the north...

Habitation

Nomads and Natives beyond the Danube and the Black Sea: 700–900 CE

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...AS A RESULT of field surveys and (rescue or systematic) archaeological excavations, a rich and diverse array of archaeological material regarding the populations to the north of the Lower Danube in the eighth–ninth centuries have been...

The Society of Iranshahr

Sasanian Persia : The Rise and Fall of an Empire

I.B. Tauris, 2009

Book chapter

...A constant feature of Iranian history is the symbiotic relationship between the settled population and the nomadic tribes. However, because of the lack of sources we only have a glimpse of this relationship, and it is only when the nomadic...