The Jatviags in 900-1100 A.D.:

Ятвяги в Х-XI вв.: "балтское племя" или "береговое братство"?
The Jatviags in 900-1100 A.D.: "the Baltic tribe" or "the coastal brotherhood"?

Author(s): A. S. Kibin
Subject(s): History, Ethnohistory, Ancient World
Published by: Издательство Исторического факультета СПбГУ
Keywords: ethnogenesis of Slaves; Baltic nations; yatviages; Ancient Rus'

Summary/Abstract: The paper deals with the processes of ethnic constructions in the Upper Nieman river basin and neighbor regions in the 10th-11th cent. The most significant conclusion is that the Jatviags were not "the Baltic tribe" but this name evolved in the time: in the 10th-11th cent. this name signified a river trade and warrior bands in the basin of the Upper Nieman, but from sources of the 13th cent. appears the image of mental geography structuring a difficult political situation in Baltic societies of the region.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 117-132
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Russian