Week 2

East European Dark Ages

Gilded bronze mount from the eighth-century Avar cemetery at Komarno (Slovakia)

Slavs

Procopius of Caesarea, Wars VII 14.22-30

Florin Curta, "Hiding behind a piece of tapestry: Jordanes and the Slavic Venethi," Jahrbücher für Geschichte
Osteuropas
47 (1999), 321-340
 
Florin Curta, "The early Slavs in northern and eastern Adriatic region. A critical approach," Archeologia
Medievale
37 (2010), 307-329

Mitko Panov, "Reconstructing 7th century Macedonia: some neglected aspects of the Miracles of St. Demetrius,"
Istorija 47 (2012), no. 1, 93-115

Dagmar Jelínková, "The origins of Slavic settlement in Moravia," in Great Moravia and Beginnings of Christianity,
edited by Pavel Kouřil (Brno: Institute of Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 2015),
pp. 24-34 Avars

Theophylact Simocatta, History VII 7.6-8.6

Florin Curta, "The earliest Avar-age stirrups, or the 'stirrup controversy' revisited," in The Other Europe in the Middle
Ages. Avars, Bulgars, Khazars, and Cumans
, edited by Florin Curta (Leiden/Boston, 2008), pp. 297-326

Florin Curta, "Avar Blitzkrieg, Slavic and Bulgar raiders, and Roman special ops: mobile warriors in the sixth-century
 Balkans," in Central Eurasia in the Middle Ages. Studies in Honour of Peter B. Golden, edited by István Zimonyi
and Osman Karatay (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2016), pp. 69-90

Falko Daim, "Avars and Avar archaeology," in Regna and Gentes. The Relationship Between Late Antique and Early
 Medieval Peoples and Kingdoms in the Transformation of the Roman World
, edited by Hans-Werner Goetz, Jörg
 Jarnut and Walter Pohl (Leiden/Boston, 2003), pp. 473-570

Walter Pohl, "A non-Roman empire in Central Europe: the Avars," in Regna and Gentes. The Relationship Between
Late Antique and Early Medieval Peoples and Kingdoms in the Transformation of the Roman World
, edited by
Hans-Werner Goetz, Jörg Jarnut and Walter Pohl (Leiden/Boston, 2003), pp. 571-595