Author(s): Gerald Stone
While many recall to mind European historical past when it comes to the most important states that these days make up the map of Europe, this way has a tendency to omit submerged countries just like the Wends, the westernmost Slavs who as soon as inhabited the lands which later turned into East Germany and Western Poland. This e book examines the decline and sluggish erosion of the Wends from the time once they occupied the entire land between the River Elbe and the River Vistula round 800 AD to the current, the place they nonetheless live on in tiny enclaves south of Berlin (the Wends and Sorbs) and west of Danzig (the Kashubs). Slav Outposts in Central European History – which additionally contains a large number of photographs and maps – places the tale of the Wends, the Sorbs and the Kashubs in a much broader European context in an effort to additional sophisticate our figuring out of ways ethnic teams, societies, confessions and states have flourished or floundered within the area. It is a very powerful e book for all scholars and students of central European historical past and the historical past of European peoples and states extra in most cases.