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Florin Curta is Professor of Medieval History and Archaeology at the University of Florida. His books include
Southeastern Europe in the Middle Ages (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and
Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 500-1300 (Brill, 2019). He is also the editor of two collections of studies entitled
East Central Europe and Eastern Europe in the Early Middle Ages (University of Michigan Press, 2005) and
The Other Europe in the Middle Ages: Avars, Bulgars, Khazars and Cumans (Brill, 2008). Curta is the editor of the
Bibliography of the History and Archaeology of Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages. His most recent book is an economic and social history of Eastern Europe during the “long sixth century” (Brill, 2021).
Dušan Zupka is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts, Comenius University, Bratislava, and a researcher at the History Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. He has published book chapters and journal articles on power, rulership, and communication in medieval East Central Europe. His first book was
Ritual and Symbolic Communication in Medieval Hungary under the Árpád Dynasty, 1000–1301 (Brill, 2016), and he has also published a monograph in Slovak on war and religion in medieval East Central Europe (Veda, 2020).