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Making of the Slavs History and Archaeology of the Lower Danube Region, C. 500-700

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ISBN-10: 0521036151

ISBN-13: 9780521036153

Edition: 2007

Authors: Florin Curta

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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.
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Book details

List price: $67.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

List of figures
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List of abbreviations
Slavic ethnicity and the ethnie of the Slavs: concepts and approaches
Sources for the history of the early Slavs (c. 500���700)
The Slavs in early medieval sources (c. 500���700)
The Balkans and the Danube limes during the sixth and seventh centuries
Barbarians on the sixth-century Danube frontier: an archaeological survey
Elites and group identity north of the Danube frontier: the archaeological evidence
'Kings' and 'democracy': power in early Slavic society
Conclusion: the making of the Slavs