<html> <head> <meta name="GENERATOR" content="Microsoft FrontPage 5.0"> <meta name="ProgId" content="FrontPage.Editor.Document"> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=unicode"> <title>O. Pritsak - Slavs and Avars </title> <style> <!-- p.MsoPlainText {margin-bottom:.0001pt; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Courier New"; margin-left:0pt; margin-right:0pt; margin-top:0pt} --> </style> </head> <body> <p class="MsoPlainText" align="right"> <font face="Palatino Linotype">.</font></p> <p class="MsoPlainText" align="center"> <span style="font-family: Palatino Linotype; font-weight:700"><font size="4">The Slavs and the Avars</font></span></p> <p class="MsoPlainText" align="right"> <font face="Palatino Linotype">.</font></p> <p class="MsoPlainText" align="center"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: Palatino Linotype; font-weight:700">Omeljan Pritsak</span><span style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3">&nbsp; </font><font size="2">(<i>Gli Slavi occidentali e meridionali nell&#39;alto medioevo</i>, Spoleto, 15-21 aprile 1982, t. I, pp. 353-435)</font></span></p> <p class="MsoPlainText" align="center"> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: Palatino Linotype">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="2"><a href="op_slavs_avars_programma.htm" style="text-decoration: none">SETTIMANE DI STUDIO DEL CENTRO ITALIANO DI STUDI SULL&#39;ALTO MEDIOEVO, XXX, 1983</a></font></span></p> <p class="MsoPlainText">&nbsp;</p> <blockquote> <p class="MsoPlainText"><font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3"> <a href="op_slavs_avars_1.htm" style="text-decoration: none">Part __1_</a>&nbsp; <i>( Avars;&nbsp; </i></font><i> <span style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3">nomads of the steppe and nomads of the sea;&nbsp; rule by professional warrior and merchant elites;&nbsp; charismatic leaders usually living in towns before coming to power;&nbsp; leader&#39;s retinue - the Germanic comitatus, the Old Turkic buyruq, the Hunnic boyla-r;&nbsp; military slavery systems - the Mamlkks of Egypt/Syria, or the Ottoman qulluq;&nbsp; military settlements - the Russian Kazak;&nbsp; Pseudo-Avars)</font></span></i></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3"> <a href="op_slavs_avars_2.htm" style="text-decoration: none">Part __2_</a>&nbsp; <i>( the name </i></font><i> <span style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3">Slav;&nbsp; Jordanes;&nbsp; </font></span> <font size="3"> <span lang="EL" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"> V, w, </span><span style="font-family: Palatino Linotype">;&nbsp; </span></font> </i> <span style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"> <i>Venethi;&nbsp; Vinidarii;&nbsp; the Slavic and the Turkic linguae francae of the 500 AD )</i></font></span></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3"> <a href="op_slavs_avars_3.htm" style="text-decoration: none">Part __3_</a>&nbsp; <i>( the Ostrogothic and Frankish Vinidi;&nbsp; Winidi and Samo;&nbsp; Winidi and Antai - frontiermen;&nbsp; Alans - cavalry )</i></font></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3"> <a href="op_slavs_avars_4.htm" style="text-decoration: none">Part __4_</a>&nbsp; <i>( </i></font><i> <span style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3">the Sclaveni as a post-Gothic institution; </font></span> <font size="3"> <span lang="EL" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"> &nbsp;t</span><span style="font-family: Palatino Linotype">he </span> <span lang="EL" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"> q</span></font><span style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3">/</font></span><font size="3"><span lang="EL" style="font-family: Palatino Linotype">w</span><span style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"> as the new </span></font></i> <span style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"><i>military units for the new pax-builders in the steppe - the Proto-Bulgars, after the Germanic tribal withdrawal to Italy/Gaul;&nbsp; all Proto-Bulgarian branches have their own Sklavin-/</i></font><i><font size="3">S</font></i></span><i><span style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3">#</font></span></i><span style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"><i>(a)qlab;&nbsp; the Khazar pax;&nbsp; the five Sklavin bands attacking Thessalonica and their Hunno-Iranian names which reflect the Ponto-Caspian milieu of the time</i></font></span><i><font size="3"><span style="font-family: Palatino Linotype">;&nbsp; Proto-Bulgarian etymology of </span></font></i> <span style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"> <i>Sklavin- / Slav-;&nbsp; the Sklavins as a new, amphibious, type of troops after the rise of Constantinople;&nbsp; the Sklavins and the Avar pax )</i></font></span></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3"> <a href="op_slavs_avars_5.htm" style="text-decoration: none">Part __5_</a>&nbsp; <i>( nomadic paxes - </i></font> <span style="font-family: Palatino Linotype"><font size="3"><i>Sbirs, (Pseudo)-Avars, and their need for manpower;&nbsp; a Slavic lingua franca developing in the military camps of the Avar pax;&nbsp; Germanic cultural borrowings in Common Slavic from the Winidi;&nbsp; Serbs and Croats - successor states after the demise of the Avar Pax )</i></font></span></p> <p class="MsoPlainText">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><i><font face="Palatino Linotype" size="3"> <a href="op_slavs_avars_biblio.htm" style="text-decoration: none">Selected bibliography</a></font></i></p> <p class="MsoPlainText">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoPlainText"> <span style="font-family: Palatino Linotype; font-style:italic"><font size="3"> <a href="op_slavs_avars_discuss.htm" style="text-decoration: none">Discussione sulla lezione Pritsak</a></font></span></p> </blockquote> <p class="MsoPlainText">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><font size="3"> <span style="font-family: Palatino Linotype">[<a href="../../pb_others.html">Back</a>]</span></font></p> </body> </html>