The Avars: Steppe People of Central Europe

Daim, Falko
March 1984
Archaeology;Mar/Apr84, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p33
Explains that the Avars in central Europe were warriors who in the sixth century swept out of their heartlands in Hungary and extended their settlements into parts of modern Slovakia, Romania, Yugoslavia, and eastern Austria. Semi-nomadic people seasoned by steppe warfare; Strongest cultural ties to the Byzantine world; Avars gave the western world devices that had far-reaching social and military consequences.


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