By Mats Roslund

Mats Roslund discusses the presence of Slavic viewers within the sector equivalent to smooth Sweden throughout the interval 900-1300 A.D. Ethnic and cultural id are visible in the course of the replica of a Slav sort in every-day pottery. the translation is preceded via an creation to Slav archaeology and cultural identification expressed in fabric culture.
The concentration is on a pottery variety referred to as Baltic ware. Baltic ware has frequently been considered as a only Slavic product, achieving Scandinavia via alternate and free-moving artisans or due to cooperation among Slavic and Scandinavian potters. the purpose of the ebook is to trap the dynamics within the interplay, to tell apart nearby modifications among the 2 traditions and current a contextual interpretation.

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In the chapter ‘The Power of the Past’ I present the reason for the choice of topic for study, the questions raised by the work, and the perspective from which I proceed in my narrative. The background in the history of scholarship is fundamental for the assessment of the Slavs as people. Based on the historiography of the medieval life situation of the Slavs and the evaluation of their culture by the disciplines of archaeology and history, I describe the premises in this politically ambiguous research Àeld.

This type of ware is found in Scandinavian households from the end of the tenth century, with the majority in the eleventh and the twelfth centuries. It occurs in copious quantities and with a broad geographical spread in Sweden and eastern Denmark. Ever since Slavic pottery was identiÀed at the end of the nineteenth century, the question of what it represents outside its area of origin has been on the agenda. The main question asked in this book is therefore very simple. What does Baltic ware tell us about Slavic presence in the Early Middle Ages in today’s Sweden and how was the tradition passed on to Scandinavian potters?

Further east, in the burgeoning Kievan state, identity and the political geography, according to the Nestorian Chronicle, were initially based on tribes. In the south, around Kiev, there were Poliane, Derevlane, Dregovichi, Volhynians, Ulichi, Tiverians, Severiane, and Viatichi. In the north the Slavic tribes who called themselves Krivichi and Slovienie established themselves. The expansion from the southern area on the Dnepr to the areas around lakes Ilmen and Ladoga and their rivers is difÀcult to capture.

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