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Ethnogenesis of Slovaks
Ethnogenesis of Slovaks

Author(s): Richard Marsina
Subject(s): History
Published by: Slovenská Akadémia Vied - Kabinet výskumu sociálnej a biologickej komunikácie

Summary/Abstract: The generally prevailing opinion is that Slovaks are descendants of the Slavs (Slovens) who lived in this territory during and before the 9th century. The Hungarian historian J. Karácsonyi (1901) was the only one to suppose that the local indigenous Slavs had died out or had become Magyars and that contemporary Slovaks are the progeny of the White Croats who arrived from the north and north-west by the twelfth century. The Czech historian Václav Chaloupecký (1923) maintained that the Slovaks are really Czechs by origin but their almost 1000-years. existence in the Kingdom of Hungary led to their separation from the Czechs. This is not correct since, according to contemporary sources (Annals of Fulda) the Moravians (living to the west of the Slovaks) were also considered to be an independent people in the 9th century. The Slovaks also have to be regarded as an independent people, who have not created their own ethnonymum but their female is .Sloven-ka., language is .sloven-ský., the country is .Sloven-sko..

  • Issue Year: 1997
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 15-23
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English