- Aldo, thanks for the book recommendation. If it has lots of pictures I might be able to use it. ;-) My Russian is pretty rusty after years of non-use!
--- In email@example.com, "aldo" <turanomar@...> wrote:
> I apologize if I enter the discussion just dropping from the sky above.
> The articles of Paloczi Horvath are very famous but unfortunately linited to the Transylvanian area. If you want to go further you have to read P:P: Toloc'ko - Kocevye Narody stepei i Kievskaja Rus' for example to know more and better.
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> From: D Pine
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> Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 12:56 PM
> Subject: [sig] RE: Pechenegs
> Wow! I'm impressed. :) Definitely heading to the library to have them find this book for me.
> The strange thing: My family is Russian Jewish, but when we trace our ancestry back as far as we are able to go (only into Tzarist Russia, unfortunately), the family name is Pecheneg. Could have been just a local name that was picked up to avoid having more than one son per family drafted, but it seems odd to me that of all possible names, that was the one that was picked. There's no way to tell, and it's fun to think that the tribe is somewhere in our roots, so I'm going with. My t-tunic dress is already vaguely steppe-looking; all I need now is a funky hat. :)
> And if you do go to Ages of War as Pechenegs I want pics. :)
> Thanks for asking the question! I had a lot of fun over my lunch hour
> today, looking for info on the Pechenegs in Ukraine... which I didn't
> find, exactly, but I came across a cool book called, "Pechenegs,
> Cumans, Iasians: steppe peoples in medieval Hungary" (1989) by A.
> Paloczi Horvath, translated by T. Wilkinson. ...