Re: Magyars before Hungary (was: Hachmann versus Kossack?)

From: george knysh
Message: 57265
Date: 2008-04-14

--- Richard Wordingham <richard@...>

> And there are certainly books which deny that there
> are archaeological
> traces of the Magyars before they reach Hungary,

****GK: There are enough traces to confirm the
documented record. The invaders of ca.895-906 were a
fairly mixed bunch. That complicates the search for
the origins of the components, but to claim that
archaeology= 0 is sheer incompetence. I have no time
to waste on such "theories".****

> e.g. 'Hungarians and
> Europe in the Early Middle Ages: An Introduction to
> Early Hungarian
> History' by Andras Rona-Tas. I don't think Arnaud
> is denying that
> their arrival can be seen in the archaeological
> record.
> Richard.

****GK: Neither am I.****

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