Πετσενέγκοι και Κουμάνοι στον κάτω Δούναβη τον 11ο αι.
|Title in English||Pechenegs and Cumans on the lower Danube in 11th Century|
|Year of publication||2019|
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|Description||Diplomatic relations between Byzantium and nomadic peoples of the steppes were intense and complex. During the 11th century to most prominent among the nomads were the Pechenegs and later the Cumans. The Byzantines sought to maintain freindly and peaceful contacts with these two peoples, because otherwise the territories of the Byzantine empire in the Balkans were in danger. Friendly terms also enabled the Byzantines to create auxiliary units from Pechenegs and Cumans and increase the strength of the Byzantine army.|