Skip to content
Cart

Your Cart

×

You have 0 items in your cart.

Register Sign in Wishlist

The Making of the Slavs
History and Archaeology of the Lower Danube Region, c.500–700

$67.00 (C)

Part of Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series

  • Date Published: April 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521036153

$ 67.00 (C)
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • 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.

    • A large-scale reinterpretation of the early history of the Slavs, which has unavoidable resonances for contemporary concerns
    • Includes a survey of sixth-century urban and rural archaeology in the Balkans
    • Contains an account of the history and archaeology of the steppes north of the Black Sea during the sixth and seventh centuries
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    "The book is notable for the emphasis on the study of the material culture as evidence of cultural process...the novel and thorough approach of the book has a great deal to offer the scholar interested in many aspects of the history and historiography of early Medieval eastern and southeastern Europe and the study of past ethnicities." Slavic Review

    "...the author offers quite a coherent and convincing approach...not only intriguing, but quite inspiring...this new study of early Slavic history is a particularly successful attempt to open new perspectives for dealing with the important challenges of history." Comitatus

    "...brilliant...this book is a significant contribution to medieval history and an outstanding achievement in Slavic studies." Journal of Interdisciplinary History

    "The hypothesis that Curta advances is extremely neat..." International History Review

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521036153
    • length: 496 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 150 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.734kg
    • contains: 10 tables
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Author

    Florin Curta, University of Florida

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×