Late antique identities from the Western Balkans were transformed into new, Slavic identities after c. 600 AD. It was a process that is still having continuous impact on the discursive constructions of ethnic and regional identities in the area. Building on the new ways of reading and studying available sources from late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, the book explores the appearance of the Croats in early medieval Dalmatia (the southern parts of modern-day Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina). The appearance of the early medieval Croat identity is seen as a part of the wider process of identity-transformations in post-Roman Europe, the ultimate result of the identity-negotiation between the descendants of the late antique population and the immigrant groups.
Becoming Slav, Becoming Croat
Drawing especially on new data from archaeology, history, art history and cultural or social anthropology, this book offers a new vision of the origins of the Bohemian state. It is based both on interpretation of evidence not sufficiently taken into consideration up to now, and on research ...
Following contemporary approaches and current trends in historiography, the book in 18 papersdeals with the history of Slovene and neighbouring territories in the Middle Ages, and Slovene historiography related to the period. It makes the medieval history of this part of Europe accessible to the ...
Jiří Macháček. Translated by Miloš Bartoň.
This book is a contribution to the understanding the transformations that took place across Europe during the second half of the first millennium. The goal is to draw conclusions on the basis of the archaeological evidence from important centres.
Focused on the formative force of national identity for the Poles – the transmission of values – the book offers a tour of a huge set of primary sources from the period 966-1138 in search of the traditions of the Piasts – the ruling dynasty of Poland.
Tsvetelin Stepanov. Translated from Bulgarian by Tatiana Stefanova and Tsvetelin Stepanov
Representing the different images, 'names', and 'faces' of the 'Other' in the Eurasian Steppes during the period between the sixth and ninth/tenth centuries, this book broadens the scholars' views on nomads' life and mentalities.
Laurenţiu Rădvan. Translated by Valentin Cîrdei
A painstaking look into everything that has to do with medieval towns in the lesser-known Romanian Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia. A new and fascinating perspective on the history of the urban world in Central and South-Eastern Europe.
The present volume deals with the course and effects of migrations in the east and south- east of Europe during the period between the tenth and the thirteenth century. The author’s special focus is on Romanian communities and on nomadic tribes that came from the steppes and penetrated into the ...
This volume offers the first comprehensive collection of medieval Bulgarian sources in English translation. It includes literary works, documents, inscriptions on stone and metal, graffiti, as well as coins, seals and medallions, produced during the Middle Ages by and for Bulgarians of all walks ...
26 Studies discuss the theory and practice of the medieval church in the christianization of the unconverted peoples as well as the terminology appropriate to it. Special focus is given to the Carolingian missions to the Saxons and to the Slavonic tribes between Germany and Poland.
Drawing on the dynastic conflict in medieval Poland this book shows how important it is for comprehension of medieval political culture to consider the complex functions of ritual—as a tool shaping political relations both in the realm of practical politics, and on the level of narrative ...
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