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Post by Incendiary Pig on Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:29 pm

Dear all,

Can anyone suggest a source book for armies, history and warfare of the Avars, Magyars etc? I know very little about this period, but would like to know more.

Many thanks

Jon

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Re: Book on Avars, Magyars etc

Post by Jim Webster on Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:25 pm

To be honest the stuff I've got on them tends to be in books about other people, or in general books where they're one of the topics
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Post by GamesPoet on Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:06 am

Well, don't keep us in suspense. At least how about the books where they are one of the topics. ; )


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Post by Incendiary Pig on Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:18 am

For example, something on Charlemagne?

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Post by Jim Webster on Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:53 pm

Most of my stuff is in Books about Byzantium which I've picked up over the years, normally second hand or remaindered

However books useful as an overview are books like

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Empires-Barbarians-Migration-Development-Europe/dp/0330492551/

Or perhaps this pdf
http://mek.oszk.hu/09100/09132/09132.pdf

Hungary in the Carpathian Basin

They're also covered in Armies of the Dark Ages
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Armies-Dark-Ages-600-1066-A-D/dp/0904417158 (which I saw at a wargames show for a tenner)

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Post by Incendiary Pig on Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:54 pm

Many thanks, Jim. As ever, you have been very helpful.

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Post by Jim Webster on Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:15 pm

I think Osprey do one about the steppe peoples, they do have one about Charlemagne
I picked up MAA 150 The Age of Charlemagne second for £3
It's got a picture of a Avar and another of a Magyar in it
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Post by GamesPoet on Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:42 pm

Jim Webster wrote:Most of my stuff is in Books about Byzantium which I've picked up over the years, normally second hand or remaindered

However books useful as an overview are books like

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Empires-Barbarians-Migration-Development-Europe/dp/0330492551/

Or perhaps this pdf
http://mek.oszk.hu/09100/09132/09132.pdf

Hungary in the Carpathian Basin

They're also covered in Armies of the Dark Ages
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Armies-Dark-Ages-600-1066-A-D/dp/0904417158  (which I saw at a wargames show for a tenner)
Thank you, especially for the pdf!

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Post by Tankred on Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:21 pm

Wow. the pdf is outstanding.

The osprey title which helps understanding how the steppe people conquered the hungarian plains is
Mounted Archers of the Steppe
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