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A „kettős honfoglalás” elméletének forrásvidéke
Sources of the Theory of “Double Land-Taking”

Author(s): István Fodor
Subject(s): History, Middle Ages
Published by: Korunk Baráti Társaság
Keywords: double land-taking; Hungarian history; Nagy Géza; László Gyula;

Summary/Abstract: During the last decades, the theory of the so-called “double land-taking”, according to which Magyars have already arrived in the Carpathian Basin before the group led by Árpád in 895, has elicited much controversy. The first person to come up with such a theory was Nagy Géza in 1895, according to whom the Onogur-Bulgarians who have settled in the Avarian Empire around 670 have mainly been Magyars. In 1969 László Gyula had formulated a similar theory, inspired not by his own historical situation but by Székely folklore, according to which the Székelys have arrived earlier in this region than the Magyars of Árpád.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 08
  • Page Range: 75-81
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Hungarian