The Avars at the Gates

  title={The Avars at the Gates},
  author={Mart{\'i}n Hurbanic},
  journal={The Avar Siege of Constantinople in 626},
  • Martín Hurbanic
  • Published 26 July 2019
  • History
  • The Avar Siege of Constantinople in 626
The introduction to this chapter analyses the diplomatic background to the attack, specifically the mission of patriarch Athanasios to the camp of the Avar khagan. It then describes the arrival of the Avar army at Constantinople. The next part focuses on the first phase of the siege while specifically pinpointing two lesser discussed aspects of the Avar attack dealing with the naval defence of Constantinople in the Golden Horn and the topographical estimation of the concentration of Slavic… 



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