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География события 1222 года на Северном Кавказе
The Geography of 1222 Events in the North Caucasus

Author(s): Evgeniy I. Narozhny, Pavel V. Sokov
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Military history, Middle Ages, 13th to 14th Centuries
Published by: Издательский дом Stratum, Университет «Высшая антропологическая школа»
Keywords: Northern Caucasus; events of 1222; Jebe and Subutai conquests; the Alanian-Cuman alliance; the defeat of the Сumans
Summary/Abstract: Taking into account the polarity of assessments and reconstructions of the 1222 events in the Northern Caucasus, the authors consider both the information of Ali ibn al-Asir and the cartography of prevalence of the Cuman stone sculptures in the region, developed on the basis of works by predecessors (E. D. Felitsyn, T. M. Minaeva). Comparing these data with the list of the latest similar finds, the authors suggest their version of reconstruction of the routes of Mongol-Tatars movement from Derbent across the region, which had eventually brought them to the Kalka River in 1223.