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  • noun Plural form of Cuman.

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Examples

  • Here, the Cumans say, he composed an epitaph on Gordius, king of Phrygia, which has however, and with greater probability, been attributed to Cleobulus of

    The Odyssey of Homer

  • Here, the Cumans say, he composed an epitaph on Gordius, king of Phrygia, which has however, and with greater probability, been attributed to Cleobulus of

    The Iliad of Homer

  • The heretics were supported by the Patzinaks and Cumans and were able to defeat Alexius and a large army (battle of Drystra, or Dorostolon, 1087).

    1083-1153/54

  • Supported by the Cumans and the local Greeks, Kalojan completely defeated the Frankish crusaders near Adrianople and captured the Emperor Baldwin I. 8

    g. The Second Bulgarian Empire

  • The Cumans then ravaged the entire eastern Balkan region as far as Constantinople until Alexius bought them off, took them into imperial service, and used them (1091) to annihilate the Patzinaks (Battle of Leburnion).

    1083-1153/54

  • The magnates, in reply, attempted to set up a rival ruler, and Bela in turn allowed some 40,000 families of Cumans, who were driven westward by the Mongol invasions, to settle in the Theiss (Tisza) region in the hope of securing support against the magnates.

    1204-5

  • The revolt was supported by the Cumans and resulted in the devastation of much of the Balkan region and the annihilation of much of the Greek population.

    1180-83

  • Defeated by the Emperor Isaac II Angelus (1186), they fled to the Cumans and returned with an army.

    g. The Second Bulgarian Empire

  • He returned with an army of Cumans supplied by Kaloyan (see below), who appropriated for himself most of eastern Serbia, including Belgrade and Nish.

    f. Serbia

  • At the same time the Kievan state was subjected to ever greater pressure from the nomads (Patzinaks and Cumans) moving into southern Russia from the east.

    d. Kievan Russia

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