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István Zimonyi
name István Zimonyi
year of birth 1956
name of institution
doctoral school
SzTE Doctoral School of History (Supervisor)
(discipline) Habilitation Comittee
SzTE Doctoral School of Linguistics (Core member)
the share of work in the different doctoral schools. SzTE Doctoral School of History 30%
SzTE Doctoral School of Linguistics 60%
SzTE DSH-SzTE (discipline) Habilitation Comittee 10%
accreditation statement submitted to: University of Szeged
HAC accreditation
full compliance
(2015. XII. 11.)
Contact details
E-mail address zimonyihist.u-szeged.hu
phone number +36 62 544-404
own web page
Academic title
scientific degree, title CSc
year degree was obtained 1990
discipline to which degree belongs linguistics
institution granting the degree HAS
scientific degree, title Habilitation
year degree was obtained 2006
discipline to which degree belongs history
institution granting the degree University of Szeged
scientific degree, title DSc
year degree was obtained 2014
discipline to which degree belongs history
institution granting the degree HAS
1981 - University of Szeged
university professor or researcher
Thesis topic supervisor
number of doctoral students supervised until now 8
number of students who fulfilled course requirements 6
students who obtained their degrees:
Márton Vér PhD 2016  DSH-SzTE
(50%) Katalin Pintér-Nagy PhD 2015  DSH-SzTE
(50%) Abdallah Abdel-Salam Mohamed PhD 2014  DSH-SzTE
(50%) Szilvia Kovács PhD 2013  DSH-SzTE
Mihály Aladár Dobrovits PhD 2006  DSH-SzTE
Szabolcs Polgár PhD 2006  DSH-SzTE

completed course requirement, without degree or degree granting in process:
Attila Kovács (PhD) 2016/08  DSH-SzTE
present PhD students:
Mutlu Kahraman (PhD) (2017/08)  DSH-SzTE
  Thesis topic proposals
research area Turcology, medieval nomads, Hungarian early history
research field in which current research is conducted linguistics

István Zimonyi : Muslim Sources on the Magyars in the Second Half of the 9th Century, Leiden; Boston: Brill, 432 p. (East Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 450-1450; 35.)
type of document: Book/Monography
language: English

Zimonyi István : A magyarság korai történetének sarokpontjai, Budapest: Balassi Kiadó, 250 p. (Magyar Őstörténeti Könyvtár; 28.)
type of document: Book/Monography
language: Hungarian

István Zimonyi Szerk.: Victor Spinei: Medieval Nomads in Eastern Europe, Bucuresti; Braila: Editura Academiei Romane; Muzeul Brailei; Editura Istros, 400 p. (Florilegium magistrorum historiae archaeologiaeque Antiquitatis et Medii Aevi; XVI.)
type of document: Book/Monography
language: Angol; francia; német; orosz

István Zimonyi: West Old Turkic and the formation of the Hungarian tribal confederation, TURKIC LANGUAGES 17: pp. 214-223.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
language: English

Zimonyi István : Középkori nomádok - korai magyarok, Budapest: Balassi Kiadó, 189 p. (Magyar Őstörténeti Könyvtár) 27
type of document: Book/Monography
language: Hungarian

Zimonyi István: Das eingegrabene Land. Eine arabische Volksetymologie der ungarischen Selbstbezeichnung, URAL-ALTAISCHE JAHRBUCHER NEUE FOLGE 19: pp. 51-64.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
language: German

Zimonyi István: Bound und El im Frühmittelalter, ACTA ORIENTALIA ACADEMIAE SCIENTIARUM HUNGARICAE 56: (1) pp. 57-79.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 7
language: German

Zimonyi István, Göckenjan Hansgerd : Orientalische Berichte über die Völker Osteuropa und Zentralasiens im Mittelalater, Göttingen: Harrassowitz Verlag, 351 p. (Veröffentlichung der Societas Uralo-Altaica; 54.)
type of document: Book/Monography
number of independent citations: 45
language: German

Zimonyi István: Why were the Hungarians Referred to as Turks in the Early Muslim Sources?, In: Szerk.: Károly László, Szerk.: Kincses Nagy Éva Néptörténet - Nyelvtörténet: A 70 éves Róna-Tas András köszöntése. Szeged: Szegedi Tudományegyetem, 2001. pp. 201-212.
type of document: Part of book/Szaktanulmány (to be translated)
number of independent citations: 4
language: English

Zimonyi István : The Origins of the Volga Bulghars, Szeged: József Attila Tudományegyetem (JATE), 211 p. (Studia Uralo-Altaica; 32.)
type of document: Book/Monography
number of independent citations: 53
language: English
Number of independent citations to these publications:109 
Scientometric data
list of publications and citations
number of scientific publications that meet accreditation criteria:
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further relevant information regarding accreditation (in Hungarian)
Since 01.07.2015 the head of the Department of Altaic Studies at the University of Szeged

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