The Making of the Slavs: History and Archaeology of the Lower Danube Region, c.500-700 / Edition 1 by Florin Curta | 9780521802024 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Making of the Slavs: History and Archaeology of the Lower Danube Region, c.500-700 / Edition 1

The Making of the Slavs: History and Archaeology of the Lower Danube Region, c.500-700 / Edition 1

by Florin Curta
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521802024

ISBN-13: 9780521802024

Pub. Date: 01/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book offers a new approach to the problem of Slavic ethnicity in southeastern Europe between c. 500 and c. 700. The author shows how Byzantine authors "invented" the Slavs, in order to make sense of political and military developments taking place in the Balkans. Making extensive use of archaeology to show that such developments resulted in the rise of

Overview

This book offers a new approach to the problem of Slavic ethnicity in southeastern Europe between c. 500 and c. 700. The author shows how Byzantine authors "invented" the Slavs, in order to make sense of political and military developments taking place in the Balkans. Making extensive use of archaeology to show that such developments resulted in the rise of powerful leaders, responsible for creating group identities and mobilizing warriors for successful raids across the frontier. The author rejects the idea of Slavic migration, and shows that "the Slavs" were the product of the frontier.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521802024
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series, #52
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.26(d)
Lexile:
1520L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Slavic ethnicity and the ethnie of the Slavs: concepts and approaches; 2. Sources for the history of the early Slavs (c. 500–700); 3. The Slavs in early medieval sources (c. 500–700); 4. The Balkans and the Danube limes during the sixth and seventh centuries; 5. Barbarians on the sixth-century Danube frontier: an archaeological survey; 6. Elites and group identity north of the Danube frontier: the archaeological evidence; 7. 'Kings' and 'democracy': power in early Slavic society; Conclusion: the making of the Slavs; Appendices; References; Index.

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