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O «The Making of the Slavs» изнутри
On "The Making of the Slavs" from inside

Author(s): Andrej Pleterski
Subject(s): History, Ethnohistory, Ancient World
Published by: Издательство Исторического факультета СПбГУ
Keywords: ethnogenesis of Slaves; Balkans; archeology of Slaves; community

Summary/Abstract: The paper makes an attempt to find an answer to the question, how the Old Slavs identify themselves. It presents the idea that the identity of the Old Slavs was connected with the "zupa" as territorial, social, economic, juridical, religious unit. The religious language was Slavic. Affiliation to zupa was fundamental for survival feeling of people. It is not likely that whenever existed only one single Slavic identity, but it could be presumed, that there were many local zupa's identities with the Slavic religious language.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 33-36
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Russian