004 – The New State and The Eternal Challenges

by / Tuesday, 11 February 2014 / Published in

In the last episode we discussed the complex and chaotic series of events which led to the breakup of the Old Great Bulgaria based around modern Ukraine. We saw how and why the Slavs and the Proto-Bulgarians under Asparukh migrated down into the Balkans and how the Byzantines failed to stop them in spectacular style. Now we find ourselves at the genesis of a new European state, of a new Empire.


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