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By Mats Roslund

ISBN-10: 9004161899

ISBN-13: 9789004161894

Mats Roslund discusses the presence of Slavic viewers within the zone reminiscent of smooth Sweden through the interval 900-1300 A.D. Ethnic and cultural id are obvious during the replica of a Slav variety in every-day pottery. the translation is preceded via an creation to Slav archaeology and cultural id expressed in fabric culture.
The concentration is on a pottery sort referred to as Baltic ware. Baltic ware has commonly been considered as a simply Slavic product, achieving Scandinavia via alternate and free-moving artisans or due to cooperation among Slavic and Scandinavian potters. the purpose of the booklet is to seize the dynamics within the interplay, to tell apart local ameliorations among the 2 traditions and current a contextual interpretation.

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Nothing would then prevent the interpretation that the eastern Danish area was subjected to massive immigration around 1000. Simultaneously with a total change in the composition of household pottery there was a ‘Europeanization’ of the landscape of power with the establishment of towns, the restructuring of villages, and a complete break with the Arabian-based silver economy. The difÀculty of seeing what was cause and what was effect in the process can mislead us into thinking that groups of ethnic Slavs, invading from the other side of the Baltic Sea, took over the territory.

The breakup of the Lutician federation was mainly due to internal political tensions. What 34 Herrmann 1985 (1970) pp. ; Fritze 1984. 26 chapter one the Ottonians, Salians, and Piasts did not succeed in doing, the Slavs themselves did in 1056/1057 during the ‘Fraternal Wars’. Politically weakened, they were easy prey for German interests, and in 1069 Bishop Burchard of Halberstadt was able to conquer Rethra and return home riding on Svarohim’s white horse. In 1093 Henrik Gottskalksson crushed the northern groups in the federation politically, but the tribe lived on during the twelfth century.

Obodrites, Wilzians, and Ranians were squeezed between other Slavic tribes, the Polish royal house, Germans, and Danes, and they did not manage to acquire political control of their own territory before the German expansion to the east started in the twelfth century. The Piasts succeeded in building up territorial dominance in large parts of present-day Poland. ConÁicts then arose with the Rurikids in Rus’, the P®emyslids in Bohemia, and the German emperor. It was through both conÁict and peaceful exchange that people came into contact with other ethnic groups and created images of each other.

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