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

Foreword by Rüdiger Schmitt
xvii
Introduction
xxii
Latin Sources 11
23
Latin Literary Sources 1st4th c 11
30
Latin Epigraphical Sources
75
Greek Epigraphical Sources
111
Medieval Latin Sources
116
Medieval Latin Literary Sources 13th14th c
147
Onomasticon
324
Hebrew Sources
330
Iranian Sources
338
f Bactrian Epigraphical Sources f
345
Onomasticon
369
Onomasticon
377
Onomasticon
386
Onomasticon
395

Onomasticon
167
Byzantine Literary Sources 11th15th c
207
Onomasticon
240
Onomasticon
276
Onomasticon
299
Onomasticon
307
Chinese Literary Sources of the Yuan Period
403
Onomasticon
428
Chronological Table
435
Bibliography
449
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Agusti Alemany, Ph.D. (1997) in Classical Philology is Assistant Lecturer in Greek Philology at the autonomous University of Barcelona.