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  Lusatia - LoveToKnow 1911
In the earliest times Lower Lusatia reached from the Black Elster to the Spree; its inhabitants, the Lusitzi, were conquered by the German king, Henry the Fowler, and by the margrave Gero in the 10th century.
From 1377 to 1396 Gorlitz was a separate duchy ruled by John, a son of the emperor Charles IV., and, like Lower Lusatia, Upper Lusatia owned the authority of Matthias Corvinus from 1469 to 1490, both districts passing a little later with the kingdoms of Hungary and Bohemia to the German king, Ferdinand I.
In 1900 Lower Lusatia contained 461,973 inhabitants, of whom 34,837 were Wends; the portion of Upper Lusatia belonging to Prussia had 305,080 inhabitants, of whom 24,361 were Wends.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Lusatia   (769 words)

 Lusatia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lusatia (German Lausitz, Sorbian Łužica) comprises a region in the southern parts of Brandenburg and eastern parts of Saxony, Germany.
Upper Lusatia is characterised by fertile soils and soft hills, as well as historic towns and cities such aus Bautzen[?], Kamenz[?], Görlitz[?], Lubań;[?], Löbau[?], Bischofswerda[?], Zittau[?].
Lusatia is not an administrative unit, though the city of Cottbus (Chośebuz) may be regarded as the capital to the region.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/la/Lausitz.html   (258 words)

 Lusatia, Germany
The name Lusatia (German Lausitz, Sorbian Lusica, meaning "moorland") is given to an old historical region between the middle Oder and middle Elbe valleys, watered by the upper Spree and the Neisse.
Lusatia is an area of mixed ethnic composition, with over 500,000 Germans and some 100,000 Sorbs living side by side along the Spree, between the Spreewald and the Lusatian Uplands.
Upper Lusatia (Oberlausitz) is a region of intensively cultivated loess farming land, long hill ridges on the granite of the Lusatian Plateau, tracts of forest at the higher levels, flat-bottomed valleys and long straggling industrial villages.
www.planetware.com /germany/lusatia-d-br-lus.htm   (397 words)

 History - Background and Context - Wendish Heritage Society of Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Lusatians entered Lusatia, which in german is Lausitz and in wendish Luzici, as two tribes, the Luzici in the north and the Milzane or Milceni in the south.
Lusatia is now part of the new Germany which was reunited on 3 October, 1990 following heavy emigration and the collapse of the notorious Berlin Wall on 9 November, 1989.
Christianisation of Lusatia from 1032 to 1157 C.E. as a consequence of germanic colonisation resulted in deep ill-feelings towards the Germans for introducing Christianity by means of fire and the sword and by then imposing intolerable burdens of taxation on the conquered Slavs.
www.wendishheritage.org.au /wends/history.php   (3600 words)

 Lusatia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bautzen (Budyšin) is the historical capital of Upper Lusatia.
In 1076 Emperor Henry IV of the Holy Roman Empire awarded Lusatia as a fief to the Bohemian duke Vratislav II.
The number of Slavs in Lusatia has substantially decreased since then, due to intermarriage, cultural assimilation, Nazi suppression and discrimination and the settlement of expelled Germans mainly from Lower Silesia and Nothern Bohemia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lusatia   (1183 words)

In 1815 major part of Lusatia was given to Prussia, which proceeded harsh policy of germanisation of all Slavs within its borders.
Farmers were the biggest social group in Lusatia hence their interests were to be on agenda of state affairs.
The idea was to incorporate Lusatia as an autonomous Slavonic state to Poland - it was thought to be a barrier between Poland and Germany.
www.geocities.com /free_lusatia/Lusatian_State   (7936 words)

 LUSATIA (Ger. Lausitz) - Online Information article about LUSATIA (Ger. Lausitz)
The name is taken from the Lusitzi, a Slav tribe, who inhabited Lower Lusatia in the 9th and loth centuries.
Vienna (1815) the whole of Lower Lusatia and part of Upper Lusatia were transferred from Saxony to Prussia.
Wends; the portion of Upper Lusatia belonging to Prussia had 305,080 inhabitants, of whom 24,361 were Wends.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /LUP_MAL/LUSATIA_Ger_Lausitz_.html   (1078 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Lusatia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Moravia was lost to Bohemia, Lusatia to Germany, and sections of Ruthenia to Kiev.
Formerly a major city of Lusatia, Görlitz was founded c.1200 and in 1377 became the capital of
The son of Holy Roman Emperor Henry VII, he married Elizabeth, sister of Wenceslaus III of Bohemia, and in 1310 he was chosen king of Bohemia, which had been in virtual anarchy since Wenceslaus's death (1306).
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Lusatia   (557 words)

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The province of Lusatia (Luzica, Lausitz) was the centre of the Lusatian Culture, the model of the Vends.
It was a symbol of the sun and agriculture, a totemic animal of the Elbe Vends in the pre-Christian era.
Under the empire and later under the regime of the Nazis many reprisals were made against native Wends and Sorbians in Upper and Lower Lusatia, and therefore parents stopped to pass on the language to their children.
www.carantha.net /the_vends_and_the_germans_m.htm   (6586 words)

 Lusatia - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The hilly and fertile southern section is known as Upper Lusatia, the sandy and forested northern part as Lower Lusatia.
The region was colonized by the Germans beginning in the 10th cent.
The Congress of Vienna awarded (1815) Lower Lusatia and a large part of Upper Lusatia to Prussia.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-lusatia.html   (354 words)

 Sorbs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Sorbs are a Slavic minority indigenous to the region known as Lusatia in the German states of Saxony and Brandenburg (in former GDR territory).
At the end of the 19th century there were 150,000 Sorbian speakers in Lusatia, the majority of whom were monolingual.
Despite these improvements (and officially declared presence of 'all the necessary conditions for developing Sorb culture' as DDR authorities claimed), Sorb nationalism outside home was subjected to harsh control by the state, which aimed at Germanising the people.
www.higiena-system.com /wiki/link-Sorbs   (1194 words)

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Activists in the field of the implementation of the immersion education hope to achieve greater presence of Sorbian in everyday life of children and young people and the enhancement of ethnic Sorbian awareness that, in Lusatia, is closely linked with the language competence.
“Catholic” part of Upper Lusatia, however, the situation is quite favourable so far since “the baton” is still being passed on in the sphere of ethnic consciousness and intergenerational language transmission.
Lusatia without the Sorbs and the Sorbian language is a thing many people still find hard to imagine.
www.aber.ac.uk /~merwww/general/papers/mercSym_03-04-08/satava.doc   (1318 words)

 Lusatian (Sorbian) Collections
In the south, Lusatia borders on to the Czech Republic while its Eastern frontier is provided by the Oder/Niesse river which forms Germany's boundary with Poland.
In the 13th century, the area was divided into Lower Lusatia (capital Chosebuz, Cottbus in German) and Upper Lusatia (capital Budysin, Bautzen in German).
Lusatia's political division was reflected in the development of its language which grew into two standardised forms.
www.bl.uk /collections/easteuropean/lusatian.html   (1555 words)

 The Sorbs or Wendish People
The southern area called Upper Lusatia speaks a dialect nearer to Czech (Luther's Catechism was translated into Upper Sorbian); the northern area, or Lower Lusatia, a dialect nearer to Polish.
In the Middle Ages, Wend was the German name for all West Slavs, however, and as a result it came to symbolize the Germanization of the Wends that began in the 9th century with the Carolingians and continued through the Weimar Republic and the Nazi period.
The familiar crops of Lusatia, such as rye, wheat, and flax, did not grow well in Texas, and the Wends had to adopt the local cotton and corn economy.
members.aol.com /BeallComp/wends.htm   (2605 words)

 Wikinfo | Lusatia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lusatia (German Lausitz, Sorbian Łužica, Polish Łużyce, Czech Lužice) comprises a region in the southern parts of Brandenburg and eastern parts of Saxony, Germany.
The region is divided into two parts: Upper Lusatia (Oberlausitz) belongs to Saxony; it consists of hilly countryside rising to the Lausitzer Bergland near the Czech border, which rises even higher to form the Lusatian Mountains (Lužické hory/Lausitzer Gebirge) in Czech Republic.
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www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Lusatia   (336 words)

 Untitled Document
They are descendants of Elbslavic tribes of the Luizi and Milzeni, who settled in today's Lusatia as a result of migration in the 6th century.
That is why the different institutions in which the Sorbian language, history and culture are cultivated and developed on a scientific and on a practical level are currently of great importance.
This portrays that when a the new confession aims to become popular among the local population, it has to be offered in the native tongue.
www.tu-cottbus.de /BTU/Fak4/projekte/intcomm/kossatze.htm   (1189 words)

 About Wends and Sorbs - Immigration in Australia
The northern part (Lower Lusatia), centred around the city of Cottbus, was part of the Prussian province of Brandenburg, and the southern part (Upper Lusatia), centred around the city of Bautzen, was part of the kingdom of Saxony.
Although Lusatia was part of the territory of German states, the Wends/Sorbs had their own language, cultural customs and traditional dress.
Sorbs make up about 10% of the population of Lusatia, though in some local communities in the Kreis (District) of Kamenz, up to 90 per cent of the population is Sorbian.
www.teachers.ash.org.au /dnutting/germanaustralia/e/sorbs.htm   (331 words)

 Projekat Rastko - Luzica / Project Rastko - Lusatia
Sorbian is spoken in Upper and Lower Lusatia in the German Länder of Saxony and Brandenburg.
In terms of the current situation, it should be noted that until 1945 Sorbian was subject to a subtle but constant pressure to become assimilated and Germanised as a result of the social and economic structures of the region and the prevailing ideology in Germany.
Within the area the 2 language school for adults in Milkel, Upper Lusatia, and Dissenchen, Lower Lusatia, were closed in late 1993.
www.rastko.org.yu /rastko-lu/jezik/euromosaic-sorbian_eng.html   (4240 words)

 Sorb People (Brandenburg and Saxony, Germany)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The organization was an alliance of the Sorb minorities of Lower and Upper Lusatia.
In the Upper Lusatia (Oberlausitz) the group of the Catholic Sorbs, the Sorben or Serben (not to be confused with the South Slavic Serbs).
Both Lower Lusatia and Upper Lusatia have flags.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/de_sorbs.html   (1395 words)

 InnoTriangle — Development of an Innovation Strategy for the Region Upper Lusatia / Lower Silesia
The aim of the project "InnoTriangle" is to develop an innovation strategy for the region Upper Lusatia / Lower Silesia.
To this end, it is necessary to identify the potential of the elements of the regional innovation system and to work out proposals to increase their effectiveness and to broaden the potential.
In addition, the interaction of the innovative elements in the region Upper Lusatia / Lower Silesia and the bordering Saxon and foreign regions should be analysed and recommendations respectively strategies derived as to how this collaboration can become more efficient.
www.isi.fhg.de /r/pb_html/bautzen-e.htm   (142 words)

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Lower Lusatia was the home of other Sorbs and the two areas had two distinct languages.
Because there are so many waterways, lakes and ponds in Lusatia, the children were always warned of the "Wõdñy Muz" the Water Man who lurked at the streams and ponds, waiting to pull victims down to his domain.
However, forty per cent of Lusatia is still devoted to agriculture and there are extensive forests.
members.tripod.com /~highforest/forebear/wends.html   (762 words)

 Upper and Lower Sorbian language, alphabet and pronunciation
The first Sorbian texts include a fragment of a liturgy (1543) from Zossen and the translation of the New Testament (1548) by M Jakubica from Laubnitz.
In the mid-19th century, written Upper Sorbian based on the dialect spoken around Bautzen was introduced as the compulsory standard in the Sorbian-speaking area in Upper Lusatia, while written Lower Sorbian based on the Cottbus dialect was introduced as the standard written form in Lower Lusatia.
Sorbian is taught as a subject in a number of secondary schools and used as a medium of instruction for some subjects.
www.omniglot.com /writing/sorbian   (528 words)

 Saint George (St. George) Legends from Germany and Poland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
According to an old legend, a long, long time ago horrible lindorms and dragons lived in the swamps and lakes of Lower Lusatia.
Near the village of Zilmsdorf [Cielmow] (one of the oldest places in Lusatia) there is a place out in an open field where flames as tall as a man often shoot up from the ground.
Lusatia (German Lausitz, Sorbian Luzia) is a historic region crossing present-day eastern Germany and western Poland, with a mixture of German and Slavic cultures.
www.pitt.edu /~dash/stgeorge3.html   (1246 words)

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