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2 08, 2017

Magyars – Early Medieval Hungary

By |2017-08-02T14:17:41-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Ural mountains In the Early Middle Ages, Turkic and Mongol people in Central Asia were moving westward, pushing out Indo-European people - and other people - who had been living there. The Magyars, who were probably distant cousins of the Turkic people, had been living in the Ural Mountains. But the Gokturks and other Turkic people like the Khazars pushed [...]

2 08, 2017

The Lombards – Early Medieval Italy

By |2018-04-15T16:50:52-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Lombard Christian altar (700s AD) (University of Alabama) In 568 AD, a Turkic people, the Avars, pushed the Indo-European Lombards out of their home in Central Europe. This was the westernmost edge of a general tendency for Turkic people to take over more of Asia around this time. The Lombards moved south into northern Italy, and conquered it from [...]

2 08, 2017

Huns – Central Asian history

By |2019-09-05T05:29:43-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

A drawing of a plaque made by Huns Who were the Huns? The Huns probably came from western China, where they were known as the Xiong-nu. They were part of the group of Turkic people (some of whom later became the Ottomans) who gradually took over most of Asia and eastern Europe during the Middle Ages. Who were [...]

2 08, 2017

The Avars – Early Middle Ages

By |2019-02-06T18:24:16-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Grasslands of Central Asia - the steppe homeland of the Avars Ruled by the Rouran The Avars were a mostly Turkic group of people. We first hear of them living in Central Asia under the rule of the Rouran, in the 400s AD. Who were the Rouran? The Early Middle Ages All our Central Asia articles The Chinese, [...]

31 05, 2017

Central Asian stories and languages

By |2019-07-08T11:41:02-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia|0 Comments

Central Asian stories and languages: People speaking Mongolian Central Asian languages Around 3000 BC, most people in Central Asia spoke one of three different kinds of languages. Some people spoke Indo-European languages like Sogdian or Tocharian. Other people spoke East Iranian languages like Pashto. And some people, especially in the eastern part of Central Asia, [...]

31 05, 2017

Uighurs – Medieval Central Asia

By |2019-01-12T17:44:20-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, History|0 Comments

Uighur princesses (Bezelik Cave) Who were the Uighurs? When the Turkic Gokturk Empire in Central Asia collapsed in 742 AD, the Uighurs got their independence. Who were the Gokturks? More Central Asia articles The Uighur Empire Their king, or Khan, Qutlugh Bilge Kol, set up his own smaller empire in what is now [...]

31 05, 2017

Who were the Gokturks? Central Asian History

By |2019-07-08T11:16:17-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, History|0 Comments

The Gokturks: A Gokturk coin, about 576-600 AD (Kyrgyzstan museum) (compare to Sassanian and Byzantine coins of the same time) Bumin Qaghan beats the Rouran About 550 AD, Bumin Qaghan and his sons, with the help of the Chinese Wei kingdom, conquered the Rouran and took over as the main rulers of Central [...]