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Sarmatians : history and archaeology of a forgotten people / Eszter Istvánovits, Valéria Kulcsár ; English translation: Magdaléna Seleanu.

Author:
Istvánovits, Eszter [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Mainz : Verlag des Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums, 2017.
  • ©2017
Description:
ix, 491 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 31 cm.
Series:
  • Monographien (Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum Mainz. Forschungsinstitut für Vor- und Frühgeschichte) ; Bd. 123. [More in this series]
  • Monographien des Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseums, 0171-1474 ; Band 123
Summary note:
The book's aim is to make a comprehensive introduction of the Sarmatians, the crucial people in the world of Iranian language speaking nomads. The first part of the volume deals with the history and archaeology of these tribes starting from their emergence to the Hunnic invasion after which Iranian domination of the steppe belt was replaced by the power of Turkic nomads. Based on literary sources and archaeological material, the second part synthetises the history of the Sarmatians in the Carpathian Basin from the 1st to 5th century AD. A special emphasis is put on the steppe relations of the Alföld Sarmatians, innovations brought by new migration waves and, their impact on the autochthonous population. The third part is an outlook to the afterlife of the Sarmatians the traces of which stretch out from Britain to China.
Notes:
At head of title: Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum. Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Archäologie.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9783884672372
  • 3884672371
OCLC:
988926536
Author:
Issuing body:
RCP:
C - S