OK, this year I finally have history classes again and we started with one of the main invadors of the Byzantium. Bulgaria during the period 600 AD - 1200 AD. Shame, but we quickly went through the material for Bulgaria (mainly because the teacher's rioting and the lack of time) but I'm interested. Now it seems that in the past several years many new facts have been dragged out. Please, if you have links with information about the end of the First Bulgarian Empire and maps for the period 1000 - 1600 AD, post it. --------------- Now, I opened this thread to discuss how did the Bulgarians affected the European politic theatre in the period 600 - 1200 ad. Coming from the northern shores of Black Sea, Khan Asparuh settled his man in the lands of Ongyla, today's Romania. To 1600 Bulgaria was a major power in Eastern Europe. They stopped one Arabian invasion, unsettled the Hungarian tribes on the shores of Black Sea and succesfully invaded the Roman Empire not once. They surely were a big political power. However, how do you think they mainly affected the historical screen from this times?