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Поволжская археология

V.F. Gening and issues on the archaeology of Volga Bulgaria

Rudenko K.A.

page 136–148

UDC 903.02


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V.F. Gening’s contribution to the study of the Volga Bulgaria and his views concerning the history and archaeology of this state formation are considered in the article. His sphere of interest first of all included the links between the Volga Bulgaria population and the tribes belonging to preceding cultures, such as Pyanoborye and Imenkovo ones. V.F. Gening investigated the Bolshie Tarkhany, Turaevo and Rozdestveno burial grounds dated by the 8–9th, 5th and 6–7th centuries A.D., and the materials collected modified the notion of the time and character of the Bulgars arrival in the Volga area. He reconsidered the chronology and interpretation of the archaeological monuments, which referred to the epoch preceding the Bulgars appearance on the Volga, and proposed a hypothesis of the Volga Bulgars as a Turkic-Ugrian ethnos. V.F. Gening created a periodization of the Bolgars history in Eastern Europe within the time span between 1st-3rd centuries AD and the early 13th century AD.


archaeologythe Bulgarsthe Middle Agesthe Hunsthe Sarm the Volga River regionthe Urals regionthe early Middle Agesthe Bulgarsthe Hunsthe Sarmatiansthe ancient Turksthe Finno-Ugriansthe Gothsethnogenesisatiansthe Turcsthe Finnsthe Ugoriansthe Gothsthe Uralsthe Volga River

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Rudenko Konstantin A., Doctor of Historical Sciences. Kazan State University of Culture and Arts. Orenburgsky Trakt St., 3, Kazan, 420059, Russian Federation;