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  Slavic Peoples - MSN Encarta
The linguistic classification Slavic peoples are the speakers of the Slavic language family, a branch of Indo-European peoples, living mainly in Europe, where they constitute...
Whereas the ancient Slavs probably exhibited considerable racial and cultural homogeneity, the modern Slavic peoples are united mainly by their linguistic affinity and a sense of common origins.
The present Slavic nations are, to a great extent, the result of the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires following World War I. With the exception of the Czechs, the Slavs remained a predominantly agrarian people until the mid-20th century.
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  Slavic peoples - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Slavic language group is categorized with the satem or eastern branch of the Indo-European language family, along with the Baltic and Indo-Iranian groups.
This debate is politically charged, particularly in connection with the history of the Partitions of Poland, and both German and Slavic nationalists have employed either the 'autochthonic' (in the case of the Slavic nationalists) or the 'allochthonic' (in the case of the German nationalists) as tools of political propaganda.
The common Slavic experience of communism combined with the repeated usage of the ideology by Soviet propaganda after World War II within the Eastern bloc (Warsaw Pact) was a forced high-level political and economic hegemony of the USSR dominated by Russians, and as such despised by the rest of the conquered nations.
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 Slavic peoples - Information at Halfvalue.com
Slavicization of Volga Bulgars in Bulgaria in VI century AD amongst Slavic peoples and much later also Slavicization of Volga Bulgars in Russia amongst Russians is a well known and established historical fact.
The common Slavic experience of communism combined with the repeated usage of the ideology by Soviet propaganda after World War II within the Eastern bloc (Warsaw Pact) was a forced high-level political and economic hegemony of the USSR dominated by Russians, and as such despised by the rest of the conquered nations.
In many Slavic ethnic groups the vast majority of religious people share the same religion, although many are atheist or agnostic; in the latter cases people still may traditionally associate themselves with a particular religion in a cultural and historical sense.
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 Slavic peoples - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
People who lived there supported themselves principally by means of agriculture; some of them had mastered the use of metal by the 8th century BC.
The peoples we now know as Slavs appeared in early histories as "Venedes" or "Wends", but as noted above, their connection to the Venedes mentioned by Tacitus, Ptolemy and Pliny remains uncertain, and the similarity of the two names may have come about spuriously, by way of a later misidentification.
The common Slavic experience of Soviet communism after World War II within the Eastern bloc (Warsaw Pact) was a forced high-level political and economic alliance, but nothing more, and it was hegemonical in favor of certain groups.
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 The Slavic Ethnogenesis
In the area of Slavic origins, linguistics and archaeology are commonly used hand in hand, more often that not, archaeology was used to illustrate conclusions already drawn from the analysis of the linguistic material.
The "Slavic tribe" was and is part of the Indo-European family, and as consequence, the antiquity of the Slavs goes beyond the time of their first mention by historical sources, for "all modern nations must have had ancestors in the ancient world"- Czech historian Safarik, All-Slavic Conference, Prague (Curta 2001, p.
Slavic warbands and groups broke through many defences with weapons in hand, throughout lower Danube in the outer regions of the Byzantine Empire reaching the Balkans.
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 Slavic languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Slavic languages (also called Slavonic languages), a group of closely related languages of the Slavic peoples and a subgroup of Indo-European languages, have speakers in most of Eastern Europe, in much of the Balkans, in parts of Central Europe, and in the northern part of Asia.
East Slavic is generally thought to converge to one Old Russian language, which existed until at least the twelfth century.
The largest geographical extent of Slavic population, which in the Middle Ages included the majority of the present-day German lands of Brandenburg and Pomerania, diminished in the course of the German Drang nach Osten.
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 Slavic peoples - Simple English Wikipedia
Slavs are the people who live in Eastern and central Europe.
Hungarians, and Romanians live near the Slavic nations, but they are not Slavs themselves.
Slavic languages are spoken natively by 400 million people, and as 2nd 3rd etc. languages by many more people in countries as diverse as Germany and China.
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 Slavic languages. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Slavic verb usually takes one of three simple tenses (past, present, and future), but it is further characterized by a complex feature called aspect, which can be either imperfective (showing continuous or repeated action) or perfective (denoting a completed action).
Members of the Slavic subfamily are more conservative and thus closer to Proto-Indo-European than languages in the Germanic and Romance groups, as is witnessed by their preservation of seven of the eight cases for the noun that Proto-Indo-European possessed and by their continuation of aspects for the verb.
The invention of the Cyrillic alphabet is ascribed traditionally to Cyril, a Greek missionary sent by Constantinople to the Slavic peoples in the 9th cent.
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 General Catalog - Slavic Languages and Literatures
Slavic majors with a minimum GPA of 3.3 overall and in courses for the major are invited to consult with members of the faculty and the major adviser in the spring of their junior year about the honors program and a thesis topic.
The Slavic Student Association, in conjunction with the Berkeley Chapter of Dobro Slovo, the National Slavic Honor Society, sponsors special events and social activities for undergraduate students who are interested in the languages, culture, politics, and history of Slavic peoples.
Slavic students who wish to enroll for the certificate must be in the Ph.D. program and have completed one year of study.
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 Slavic peoples Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Slavic peoples, the most numerous ethnic and linguistic body of peoples in Europe, reside chiefly in the east of that continent but are also found in Asia east to the Pacific Ocean.
Numerous Slavic place names of the Peloponesus date to the second century C.E. Either Karantania or the Principality of Nitra and the Moravian principality (see under Great Moravia) formed the first known Slavic states.
In this period there existed central Slavic groups and states such as the Blatensko Knezevstvo or the Severans, but the eventual expansion of the Magyars and the Romanians separated the northern and southern Slavs.
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 Slavic Paganism
Slavic Fertility and hunting goddesses; nymphs of rivers, lakes, and forests; half-woman and half-bird or half-fish.
In Slavic mythologies, the planet Venus was commonly recognized as a maidenly goddess and attendant of the sun-god or sun-goddess, depending on the region.
Slavic ceremonies were made to Dodola during droughts, invoking her to replenish the earth with her nourishing rainwater.
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 Common Slavic language grammar
Such a large region inhabited by monogenous people, gradually prevented their cultural, social and linguistic unity, and as different tribes contacted with other nations, lived in other surroundings and developed separately, dialects were appearing, constantly dividing the common language.
Slavic settlements of that period of time show little fortification, they were situated mainly along the rivers near the forest where Slavs could hunt, fish and cultivate the land.
And finally in the 5th century the migration of Slavic tribes to the west and south, following the fall of the Roman Empire, put an end to the Common Slavic, and since then three branches of it began their separate development in the south, in the west, in the east.
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 Eurasian Studies 201 Handouts: East Slavic Paganism
He was the Slavic equivalent of Thor and Jupiter, god of thunder and lightning and of the atmosphere in general (overlap with the older gods Belbog, Svarog, Stribog, Xors).
The marking of ancestral lands and graves was of prime importance to the Slavic tribes and bands (chort, a violator of boundaries, later the Slavic word for the Christian devil).
People warmed up the bathouse and set out food to placate these birds; Kikimora (kee-KEE-ma-ra) was the female evil spirit of nightmares; one legend has it that the Kikimora was a baby stolen from its mother's womb by the devil.
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 history of Slavic People
The Slavic peoples are the most numerous ethnic and linguistic body of peoples in Europe.
They speak Slavic languages and reside chiefly in the east of that continent, but are also found in Asia east to the Pacific Ocean.
Numerous Slavic place names of the Peloponesus date to the second century C.E. Karantania in today's Austria and Slovenia formed the first known Slavic state, very old are also the Principality of Nitra and the Moravian principality (see under Great Moravia).
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 Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures

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