The Persian war was exhausting, but successful: on the northern frontier, however, the Roman army had been faring far worse, and serious losses of territory were beginning to take place. Continue reading “Avaro-Slav invaders (6th c. AD) almost exterminated the Roman population over the greater part of the country north of the Balkans – The tragic end of Emperor Maurice”
Heraclius, a very gifted and active emperor, seemed practically a model ruler after the tyrannical Phocas. Continue reading “Roman Emperor Heraclius: a medieval “Alexander the Great””
By Dr Charles Kadlec, Professor of Slavonic Law at the Charles University of Prague.
“While the Germans impressed their characteristic stamp on both the medieval and modern history of Western Europe, it was reserved for the Eastern Slavs, the Russians, to build a great empire on the borderlands of Europe and Asia. Continue reading “The (Eastern) Roman Empire and its northern neighbours (Alans, Goths, Huns, Bulgars, Avars, Turks)”
In this article we present selected scenes from Eastern Roman History. We put a magnifying glass on it, in an attempt to explain historical facts at a greater depth. Continue reading “Avars, Slavs, Lombards, Franks and a series of devastations for the Eastern Roman (‘Byzantine’) Empire”
Greece: The Avaro-Slav invasions of, or raids into, the Balkan peninsula and Greece in the years 578-588 are recorded by several late sources: Michael Syrus (the Jacobite patriarch, d. 1199) and the Chronicle of Monemvasia. Continue reading “The Avaro-Slav invasion of the Balkans”
Avars were a Turkic people from the Asia steppe who settled in the plain of Hungary in 568, wresting away from Byzantium much of the Balkan Peninsula. Continue reading “The Avars – a quick view”