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15 October 2018

From Crimea To The Carpathians: Foreign Sources On Batu’s Military Operations In 1238–1241 On The West Of The Cuman Steppe

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From Crimea To The Carpathians: Foreign Sources On Batu’s Military Operations In 1238–1241 On The West Of The Cuman Steppe

The article examines the complex of Batu Khan’s military operations in 1238—1241 in the west of the Cuman Steppe and Subcarpathia that led to the retreat and migration of the Cumans to Crimea and Hungary. Having analysed a number of Eastern and Latin sources, the author concludes that the meeting of King Bela IV with the Horde of a Cuman Khan Köten took place on the territory of the Cuman episcopate, where Khan Köten adopted Chistianity. The name and main activity of the eparchy explain the maneuver of Buczek’s unit belonging to the Southern wing of the Batu’s army that attacked South Moldavia and Walachia. This maneuver was described not only in a number of documents dated by the 13th century, but also in the legends about the foundation of the Moldavian state dated by the 16th—17th centuries.

Source: Veselov F.N. (2017). From Crimea To The Carpathians: Foreign Sources On Batu’s Military Operations In 1238–1241 On The West Of The Cuman Steppe. Rusin. 1 (47): 67-79

Source web-site: http://journals.tsu.ru/rusin/&journal_page=archive&id=1561&article_id=34875

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