TITLE

Khan Kroum shocked the Western world when he defeated a Byzantine emperor--and kept his skull for

AUTHOR(S)
Semerdjiev, Stefan
PUB. DATE
October 1998
SOURCE
Military History;Oct98, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p76
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on Khan Kroum (or Krum), leader of the Bulgars in the 8th century AD. Kroum's primary objective to expand and strengthen the Bulgarian state; Regions that Kroum attacked and annexed, including Avar and Serdica; The threat that Kroum posed to the Byzantine Empire; The military response of Byzantine Emperor Nicephorus I; What led up to the massacre of a greater part of the Byzantine army at Varbitsa Pass; How Nicephorus was reported to have died; Other battles that Kroum led; How his death impacted the expansion ambitions of the Bulgars.
ACCESSION #
1017021

 

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