Sources on the Alans: A Critical Compilation

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Agustí Alemany
BRILL, 2000 - Social Science - 461 pages
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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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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
79
Section 4
116
Section 5
166
Section 6
170
Section 7
244
Section 8
278
Section 14
372
Section 15
378
Section 16
387
Section 17
396
Section 18
421
Section 19
435
Section 20
449
Section 21
457

Section 9
302
Section 10
308
Section 11
323
Section 12
330
Section 13
338
Section 22
458
Section 23
460
Section 24
464
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About the author (2000)

Agusti Alemany, Ph.D. (1997) in Classical Philology is Assistant Lecturer in Greek Philology at the autonomous University of Barcelona.