Life and Fate of the Cuman-Qipchaq Community

Location:  Ankara

Year(s):  2018

Grant Recipient: Konstantin Golev, Institute for Historical Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Funding:  BIAA

Under BIAA SRI(s): Migration, minorities, and regional identities & Habitat and Settlement in prehistoric, historical and contemporary perspectives


I spent my short stay in BIAA being in the final stage of preparation of my forthcoming monograph "Life and Fate of the Cuman-Qipchaq Community" (preliminary contract with Brill in the Series East Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages (ed. F. Curta) November 2015). The Cuman-Qipchaqs inhabited the vast steppes north of the Black Sea in the period 11th – 13th cc. and interacted actively with all sedentary societies around the Pontus. Thus, various accounts for the history of these nomads have been preserved in the literary traditions of their sedentary neighbours. During my visit I worked at BIAA library as well as in various institutes and universities based in Turkey, in order to access number of source editions and secondary publications in Turkish, Ottoman-Turkish and Persian which I needed to consult before the final publication of my work.

Resulting Publications:

Golev, K. (forthcoming) Life and Fate of the Cuman-Qipchaq Community. Brill 

Konstantin Golev: 

Since February 2018 I am Assistant Professor in the Institute for Historical Research, Bulgarian Academy of Science. In 2013 I aquired my PhD in the Faculty of History, Sofia University with a thesis entitled “Reasons for the Cuman Migrations in the Balkans”.

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Archaeology and Related Disciplines
Byzantine & Ottoman History

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