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Изобретение проблемы (по поводу книги Флорина Курты)
The invention of the problem (on Florin Curta's book)

Author(s): Petr V. Shuvalov
Subject(s): Ethnohistory, Ancient World
Published by: Издательство Исторического факультета СПбГУ
Keywords: ethnogenesis of Slaves; Balkans; archeology of Slaves; Byzantine Empire, Curta Florin

Summary/Abstract: In the paper the explanation of the making of Slavic ethnicity proposed by Florin Curta is exposed to criticism. Author considers some Curta's conclusions to contradict to the information of Thephylact Symocatta. In author's opinion, there is unclear from Curta's book how could the Byzantines invent the Slavs and what was the mechanism of influence of this Constantinople armchair invention on the populetion of such a distant frontier region.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 13-20
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Russian