The Early Slavs

The Early Slavs

During the early medieval period the Slavs expanded from their original homeland to colonize vast areas and to found most of the modern nations in Eastern Europe.

Author: Paul M. Barford

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801439779

Category: History

Page: 416

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During the early medieval period the Slavs expanded from their original homeland to colonize vast areas and to found most of the modern nations in Eastern Europe. With first-hand knowledge of the archaeology and other sources, the author creates a vivid picture of daily life in early medieval Eastern Europe from the early fifth to the end of the tenth century AD, a period of profound transformation. The final chapter sets the early medieval developments into the perspective of the history and culture of modern Europe. A series of specially compiled maps chart the main cultural changes taking place over six centuries in this relatively unknown part of Europe.
Categories: History

The Early Slavs

The Early Slavs

This pioneering text reviews the latest archaelogical (and other) evidence concerning the first settlers, their cultural identities and their relationship with their modern successors.

Author: Pavel Markovich Dolukhanov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0582236185

Category: History

Page: 237

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The history of the early Slavs is a subject of renewed interest and one which is highly controversial both politically and historically. This pioneering text reviews the latest archaelogical (and other) evidence concerning the first settlers, their cultural identities and their relationship with their modern successors. Dr Dolukhanov explores the various historiographical debates before offering his own interpretations.
Categories: History

The Early Slavs

The Early Slavs

This pioneering text reviews the latest archaelogical (and other) evidence concerning the first settlers, their cultural identities and their relationship with their modern successors.

Author: Pavel Dolukhanov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317892229

Category: History

Page: 252

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The history of the early Slavs is a subject of renewed interest and one which is highly controversial both politically and historically. This pioneering text reviews the latest archaelogical (and other) evidence concerning the first settlers, their cultural identities and their relationship with their modern successors. Dr Dolukhanov explores the various historiographical debates before offering his own interpretations.
Categories: History

New Perspectives on the Early Slavs and the Rise of Slavic

New Perspectives on the Early Slavs and the Rise of Slavic

The volume is addressed to one of the most fascinating issues in contemporary historical linguistics and medieval studies, which is the extremely fast expansion of the Slavic language across great parts of Europe in the Early Middle Ages.

Author: Vít Bocek

Publisher: Universitatsverlag Winter

ISBN: 3825347079

Category:

Page: 353

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The volume is addressed to one of the most fascinating issues in contemporary historical linguistics and medieval studies, which is the extremely fast expansion of the Slavic language across great parts of Europe in the Early Middle Ages. Traditionalists explain the spread of proto-Slavic as a result of migrations in the 6th?7th century and associate that with a specific material culture and with early mentions of ethnic Slavs in written sources. Alternative hypotheses attribute the same evidence to linguistically and genetically quite varied communities and associate the later spread of proto-Slavic with its status as a ?lingua franca? or ?koiné?. 0The papers in the present volume interpret new methodological and empirical findings from several fields of study, not only from the traditional triad of linguistics, archaeology, and historiography, but also from adjacent disciplines such as religious studies, cultural anthropology, archaeogenetics, and others. The unifying thread is that the question of the relations between Slavic language, ethnicity, and material culture has differing answers in different geographical and political contexts.
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The Making of the Slavs

The Making of the Slavs

This book offers an alternative approach to the problem of Slavic ethnicity in south-eastern Europe between c. 500 and c. 700, from the perspective of current anthropological theories.

Author: Florin Curta

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139428888

Category: History

Page: 463

View: 859

This book offers an alternative approach to the problem of Slavic ethnicity in south-eastern Europe between c. 500 and c. 700, from the perspective of current anthropological theories. The conceptual emphasis here is on the relation between material culture and ethnicity. The author demonstrates that the history of the Sclavenes and the Antes begins only at around 500 AD. He also points to the significance of the archaeological evidence, which suggests that specific artefacts may have been used as identity markers. This evidence also indicates the role of local leaders in building group boundaries and in leading successful raids across the Danube. Because of these military and political developments, Byzantine authors began employing names such as Sclavines and Antes in order to make sense of the process of group identification that was taking place north of the Danube frontier. Slavic ethnicity is therefore shown to be a Byzantine invention.
Categories: History

Everyday Life in the Balkans

Everyday Life in the Balkans

appears that the Slavs had a well-developed set of beliefs concerning the world
of evil spirits (many of which survived in rural areas into the early twentieth
century). Demons could inhabitany place, from the home to the fields, forests, and
 ...

Author: David W. Montgomery

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253038203

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 798

Everyday Life in the Balkans gathers the work of leading scholars across disciplines to provide a broad overview of the countries of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, and Turkey. This region has long been characterized as a place of instability and political turmoil, from World War I, through the Yugoslav Wars, and even today as debate continues over issues such as the influx of refugees or the expansion of the European Union. However, the work gathered here moves beyond the images of war and post-socialist stagnation which dominate Western media coverage of the region to instead focus on the lived experiences of the people in these countries. Contributors consider a wide range of issues including family dynamics, gay rights, war memory, religion, cinema, fashion, and politics. Using clear language and engaging examples, Everyday Life in the Balkans provides the background context necessary for an enlightened conversation about the policies, economics, and culture of the region.
Categories: History

The Slavs

The Slavs

It was there stated , that although under pressure the early Slav showed himself
capable of considerable bravery , yet his courage was more passive than active ,
requiring to be roused into movement rather than kindling spontaneously from ...

Author: George Frederick Maclear

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030492325

Category: Christianity and other religions

Page: 202

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Categories: Christianity and other religions

Modern Customs and Ancient Laws of Russia

Modern Customs and Ancient Laws of Russia

... 145 Polians , democracy of early , 131 , 133 early state of , 6 , 8 house -
communities of , 49 marriage among early , 6 by ... 46 Polygamy among early
Slavs , 7 Pomestnaia , effect of , 142 Poor lands , absence of , 112 Population ,
increase of ...

Author: Maxime Kovalevsky

Publisher:

ISBN: NKP:3186287058

Category: Law

Page: 260

View: 713

Categories: Law

Slav Or Saxon

Slav Or Saxon

dom from the communities of the early Slavs , until we find the race subject to the
sternest and most relentless despotism on earth . Autocracy , now firmly
established , is following the path which despotism is almost sure to take at one
time or ...

Author: William Dudley Foulke

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HXVA86

Category: Russia

Page: 148

View: 262

Categories: Russia

Publications

Publications

MARRIAGE AMONG THE EARLY SLAVS . THE earliest evidence which we
possess as to the social relations of the Eastern Slavs , whose confederacy was
the beginning of the Russian State , is contained in the so - called Chronicle of
Nestor ...

Author: Folklore Society (Great Britain)

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013120681

Category: Folklore

Page:

View: 355

Categories: Folklore

Slavic Review

Slavic Review

The Early Slavs : Culture and Society in Early Medieval Eastern Europe . By P . M
. Barford . Ithaca : Cornell University Press , 2001 . xvi , 416 pp . Notes .
Bibliography . Chronology . Index . Illustrations . Photographs . Maps . $ 39 . 95 ,
hard ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112947978

Category: Electronic journals

Page:

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"American quarterly of Soviet and East European studies" (varies).
Categories: Electronic journals

The Patriarchal Theory

The Patriarchal Theory

... oldest Slav Chronicle extant , its author a monk of Kiev in Russia , who lived in
the second half of the eleventh and early years of the twelfth centuries — gives us
scarcely a hint as to the domestic economy or social system of the early Slavs .

Author: John Ferguson McLennan

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001407682

Category: Families

Page: 355

View: 462

Categories: Families

Slavic Cultures in the Middle Ages

Slavic Cultures in the Middle Ages

This three-volume collection brings together essays from two international conferences. The present volume explores the history and influence of Christianization from the tenth to the seventeenth century.

Author: B. Gasparov

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520079450

Category: Religion

Page: 374

View: 207

The acceptance of Christianity in the tenth century is the most significant cultural event in the history of modern Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. A vast reservoir of cultural concepts, expressions, and iconographic images has developed within the Eastern Orthodox tradition, and now Slavic specialists, theologians, historians, and literary scholars can turn to a collection which examines the majestic sweep of a thousand years of Slavic Christianity. This three-volume collection brings together essays from two international conferences. The present volume explores the history and influence of Christianization from the tenth to the seventeenth century. Volume II will examine cultural history from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, and Volume III will examine literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The acceptance of Christianity in the tenth century is the most significant cultural event in the history of modern Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. A vast reservoir of cultural concepts, expressions, and iconographic images has developed within the Eastern Orthodox tradition, and now Slavic specialists, theologians, historians, and literary scholars can turn to a collection which examines the majestic sweep of a thousand years of Slavic Christianity. This three-volume collection brings together essays from two international conferences. The present volume explores the history and influence of Christianization from the tenth to the seventeenth century. Volume II will examine cultural history from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, and Volume III will examine literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Categories: Religion

Johnson s revised Universal Cyclopaedia

Johnson s  revised  Universal Cyclopaedia

Eszek . tered very early his father's extensive cotton - manufacturing Slavs . The
present Slavs or Slavonians may be di . business , which he afterward continued
and still further exo Southern . To the first belong the Russians ; to the secvided ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN54JX

Category:

Page:

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Johnson s New Universal Cyclopaedia S Z

Johnson s New Universal Cyclopaedia  S Z

21, 1790, a mill with three earding-machines and seventy-two spindles, which
was the virtual beginning of the cotton ... No political unity seems over to have
existed among these early Slavs, but their different bodies consolidated at
various ...

Author: Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN6NU2

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

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Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

It cannot be doubted that poems corresponding of Slavs inhabiting the banks of
the Vistula . About the to the Russian bilini are imbedded in the writings of these
6th or 7th century we find a people called Lekhs settled near early chroniclers .

Author: Thomas Spencer Baynes

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015025930994

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

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Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

The Encyclopedia Americana

The Encyclopedia Americana

According to some scholars , the focal point of the early Slavs was in the marshy
lands of Polesie , a region located between Brest - Litovsk , Kiev , and Mogilev .
These early Slavs , as a number of words common to all Slavic languages ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000043825783

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

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Slavs in the Making

Slavs in the Making

36 Research on the history of the early Slavs is now almost 200 years old, but
scholars (archaeologists, linguists, and historians) have only recently begun to
pay attention to “Slavs in the making.” In the absence of a self-reflexive critique,
the ...

Author: Florin Curta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351330015

Category: History

Page: 352

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Slavs in the Making takes a fresh look at archaeological evidence from parts of Slavic-speaking Europe north of the Lower Danube, including the present-day territories of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia. Nothing is known about what the inhabitants of those remote lands called themselves during the sixth century, or whether they spoke a Slavic language. The book engages critically with the archaeological evidence from these regions, and questions its association with the "Slavs" that has often been taken for granted. It also deals with the linguistic evidence—primarily names of rivers and other bodies of water—that has been used to identify the primordial homeland of the Slavs, and from which their migration towards the Lower Danube is believed to have started. It is precisely in this area that sociolinguistics can offer a serious alternative to the language tree model currently favoured in linguistic paleontology. The question of how best to explain the spread of Slavic remains a controversial issue. This book attempts to provide an answer, and not just a critique of the method of linguistic paleontology upon which the theory of the Slavic migration and homeland relies. The book proposes a model of interpretation that builds upon the idea that (Common) Slavic cannot possibly be the result of Slavic migration. It addresses the question of migration in the archaeology of early medieval Eastern Europe, and makes a strong case for a more nuanced interpretation of the archaeological evidence of mobility. It will appeal to scholars and students interested in medieval history, migration, and the history of Eastern and Central Europe.
Categories: History