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The Alpine Slavs And Their Neighbours: From Confrontation To Integration

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When speaking about the "Alpine Slavs" and their relations with their neighbours, we should bear in mind that the term was coined by modern historiography and was not derived from the historical sources. It refers to the Slavs who, in the late 6th and early 7th centuries, settled the basins of the rivers of the Eastern Alps, the most important of which were Drava, Mura, Enns, Sava, Savinja, and Soca (Isonzo). The ethnic differentiation of the Alpine Slavs that led to the formation of two Slavic peoples, the Carantanians and Carniolans, in the Eastern Alps, was a process that ran parallel with the formation of their political communities. The intensive integration processes, to which the Slavs of the Eastern Alps were subjected in the 9th century, are illustrated by the first data on family ties between the Bavarian-Frankish aristocracy and the Carantanian nobles.

Keywords: Alpine Slavs; Bavarian-Frankish aristocracy; Carantanians; Carniolans; Eastern Alps; intensive integration processes



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