In the collective memory of western and eastern civilizations the Huns more than any other people symbolize the menace of migrating nomadic peoples from the steppes of Asia in late antiquity. Over time, “Huns” referred to a number of different peoples, from the tribes against whose onslaught the Chinese built the Great Wall to the formations under the command of Attila († AD 453) who devastated Europe. However, the Huns and their Turkish successors were much more effective in Central Asia and northern India where they established themselves in the 4th century, profoundly influencing the region’s culture and history.

Das Antlitz des Fremden : die Münzprägung der Hunnen und Westtürken in Zentralasien und Indien

Anna Filigenzi;
2016

Abstract

In the collective memory of western and eastern civilizations the Huns more than any other people symbolize the menace of migrating nomadic peoples from the steppes of Asia in late antiquity. Over time, “Huns” referred to a number of different peoples, from the tribes against whose onslaught the Chinese built the Great Wall to the formations under the command of Attila († AD 453) who devastated Europe. However, the Huns and their Turkish successors were much more effective in Central Asia and northern India where they established themselves in the 4th century, profoundly influencing the region’s culture and history.
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