The Migration of Hungarians into the Carpathian Basin Cover Image

A magyarok útja a Kárpát-medencébe
The Migration of Hungarians into the Carpathian Basin

Author(s): Pál Péter Tóth
Subject(s): 6th to 12th Centuries
Published by: Lucidus Kiadó

Summary/Abstract: The work entitled Gesta Hungarorum by Anonymus was written 300-350 years after the Hungarians had settled in the Carpathian Basin. In this work the author describes the wanderings of the migrating Hungarians and the peoples and tribes, who joined them from the ancient quarters to the place of the final settlement. In the paper the author seeks to “follow” the road of the Hungarians’ ancestors alongside Anonymous, step by step, based on the text of the Gesta from the perspective of migration history. During this imaginary “journey”, he attempts to identify the motivations, aims and reasons that triggered this population movement and the conditions, which determined this migration. In line with this goal, he does not deal with other important – but for this work, “secondary” – events in the Gesta that were connected only indirectly with the migration processes in the past.

  • Issue Year: 27/2018
  • Issue No: 2-3
  • Page Range: 68-91
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Hungarian