Sources on the Alans: A Critical Compilation
The first exhaustive key to the sources to, and the proper names of the Alans. The scattered nature of sources and their dispersion in time, space and intermediary languages may explain the lack of a true comprehensive guide to this important ancient people, a nomadic tribe of Iranian stock, living from one end of the Eurasian steppes to the other. Documents from ancient up to medieval times regularly make, in a wide variety of languages, mention of the Alans. With his "Sources on the Alans" Agusti Alemany now provides us for the first time with a reliable and exhaustive handbook by collecting, classifying, translating (or summarizing) "all reports on the Alans" written in Greek, Latin, Medieval Latin, Byzantine, Arabic, Armenian, Catalan, Georgian, Hebrew, Iranian, Mongol, Russian, Syriac and Chinese languages. The volume will also be frequently used as an "Onomasticon," With time tables and indices on authors and passages. A reference work in the truest sense.
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Foreword by Rüdiger Schmitt
Latin Sources 11
Latin Literary Sources 1st4th c 11
Latin Epigraphical Sources
Greek Epigraphical Sources
Medieval Latin Sources
Medieval Latin Literary Sources 13th14th c
f Bactrian Epigraphical Sources f
Byzantine Literary Sources 11th15th c
Chinese Literary Sources of the Yuan Period
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