The making of the slavs : history and archaeology of the Lower Danube Region, ca. 500-700 /

This book offers a new 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 his...

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Author / Creator:Curta, Florin.
Imprint:Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Description:1 online resource (xxv, 463 pages) : illustrations, maps
Language:English
Series:Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought ; 4th ser., 52
Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought ; 4th ser., 52.
Subject:Slavs -- Lower Danube River Region -- History.
Slavs -- Balkan Peninsula -- History.
Slavs -- Ethnic identity.
Slavs -- History.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Lower Danube River Region.
HISTORY -- General.
Excavations (Archaeology)
Slavs.
Lower Danube River Region -- Antiquities, Slavic.
Balkan Peninsula.
Electronic books.
History.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11119124
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ISBN:0511017790
9780511017797
051103248X
9780511032486
0511119402
9780511119408
9780511496295
051149629X
9786610159376
6610159378
0521802024
9780521802024
0521036151
9780521036153
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 372-450) and index.
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Summary:This book offers a new 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 artifacts 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.--Publisher description.
Other form:Print version: Curta, Florin. Making of the slavs. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001 0521802024