Siege of Constantinople by the Avars, 626
Author(s) : Radic Radivoj (4/9/2008)Translation : Loumakis Spyridon
For citation: Radic Radivoj, "Siege of Constantinople by the Avars, 626",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, ConstantinopleURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=12320>
khan (Ilkhan), khagan
This title was used in Turkic and Mongolian languages to designate the supreme ruler. The Byzantines used it to refer to the rulers of the Avars, Khazars, Turks and Bulgarians.
Higher office that Philotheos in his Kletorologion places above the anthypatos. This title lost its importance from the 10th century and gradually disappeared - most probably in the middle of the 12th century.
2. The siege of Constantinople by the Avars
2.1. The blocade and the first operations (June 29 - July 30, 626)
2.2. The attempts against the city walls (July 31 - August 6, 626)
2.3. The last assault and the retreat of the Avars (August 7, 626)
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