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On The Eastern Border Of Italy In The Early Middle Ages

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The famous Paul the Deacon, a Lombard from Cividale in Friuli at the eastern border of Italy wrote in the late 8th century: "For indeed all Italy, is encompassed by the waves of the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic seas, yet from the west and north it is so shut in by the range of Alps that there is no entrance to it except through narrow passes and over the lofty summits of the mountains. This chapter focuses on the nature of eastern border of Italy in the early middle ages. East of the border were the Slavs, subjected to Avar lordship, and there barbaricum started, constantly under the onslaught of new peoples and finally separated from the Roman ecumene. This border separated not only two different political organisms and two political spheres, but also two different ways of living, two different economies, and two different views of the gods.

Keywords: Avar lordship; early middle ages; eastern border; Italy; Slavs



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