Slavic Ancient Origins: Stories Of People & Civilization (Flame Tree Collector's Editions) (Hardcover)

Slavic Ancient Origins: Stories Of People & Civilization (Flame Tree Collector's Editions) By Barbora Jirincová, J.K. Jackson (General editor) Cover Image
By Barbora Jirincová, J.K. Jackson (General editor)
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A brand new beautiful edition. Discover the ancient roots of the people from Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Serbia, Croatia and the many Slavic nations in Eastern Europe today.

The ancient roots of the Slavs can be traced through language and archeology to the time of late Babylon, and the Vedic culture of India, but more distinct records reveal them as a military force supporting the many tribes, the Avars, the Scythians, Visigoths and Ugrics who harried the edges of the Roman empire in 600s CE. They accompanied many Celtic and the Germanic tribes across the Baltics, down to Constantinople and Greece before retreating to the Black Sea and territories further North, to fill the vaccum left by the collapse of Atilla the Hun's great empire. Records of their early history were written by monkish historians, after conversion to Christianity swept across the most of lands beyond the old Roman Empire in the 800s and 900s. Their mythology is similar to the Scandinavians of the era, but their lands became more extensive as their influence settled into the broad categories familiar today, with East, West and South Slavs, incorporating the Bulgarians and Hungarians too. This fascinating new book locates the history and influence of the Slavic people during the some of the most important eras in the development of European cultures.

Flame Tree Collector's Editions present the foundations of speculative fiction: authors, myths, tales and history without which the imaginative literature of the twentieth century would not exist, bringing the best, most influential and most fascinating works into a striking and collectable library. Each book features a new Introduction and a Glossary of Terms or lists of Ancient Leaders.

About the Author

Barbora Jiřincová is a historian who loves taking different perspectives when studying history. She specializes in the history of women and Central Europe; in 2020, she finished her PhD in history at Charles University in Prague. Now, she writes for The Collector, Culture Frontier, and has her history blog

Jake Jackson has written, edited and contributed to over 20 books on mythology and folklore. Related works include studies of Babylonian creation myths, the philosophy of time and William Blake's use of mythology in his visionary literature.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781804176184
ISBN-10: 1804176184
Publisher: Flame Tree Collections
Publication Date: October 15th, 2024
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: Flame Tree Collector's Editions