It was overrun by Slavic hordes, who have left their traces in many village names, and was one of the chief battlefields of the various powers - Byzantines, Franks, Venetians and Turks - who struggled for the possession of the Morea.
Research has proved the existence of Slavic inhabitants in Bohemia as far back as the beginning of the Christian era.
The latter is said to have married Pfemysl, a peasant who was found ploughing his field - a legend that is common in most Slavic countries.
Like most Slavic states at this and even a later period, the great Bohemian empire of Boleslav II.
Several causes, among others his Slavic nationality, which was likely to render him obnoxious to the Germans, contributed to his decision.
In consequence of the general national movement which is so characteristic of the year 1848, it was decided to hold at Prague a " Slavic congress " to which Sla y s of all parts of the Austrian empire, as well as those belonging to other countries, were invited.
While Hungary now obtained complete independence, the new constitution of 1867, which applied only to the German and Slavic parts of the Habsburg empire, maintained the system of centralization and attempted to maintain the waning German influence.
Kolar's principal poem is the Slavy dcera (daughter of Slavia), a personification of the Slavic race.
His Starozitnosti Slovanske (Slavic antiquities), an attempt to record the then almost unknown history and literature of the early Sla y s, has still considerable value.
It was determined to hold at Prague a " Slavic congress " at which all Slavic countries were to be represented.
May collection of works on the history of slavery, the Zarncke library, especially rich in Germanic philology and literature, the Eugene Schuyler collection of Slavic folk-lore, literature and history, the Willard Fiske Rhaeto-Romanic, Icelandic, Dante and Petrarch collections, and the Herbert H.
After the death of Kresimir Peter, Slavic or Slaviza reigned until 1076, when he was succeeded by Zvonimir (Svinimir or Zvoinimir) Demetrius.
She didn't know where exactly, but by the man's pale skin, she guessed Europe, maybe one of the Slavic countries.
Oberlin is primarily an educational centre, the seat of Oberlin College, named in honour of Jean Frederic Oberlin, and open to both sexes; it embraces a college of arts and sciences, an academy, a Theological Seminary (Congregational), which has a Slavic department for the training of clergy for Slavic immigrants, and a conservatory of music. In 1909 it had twenty buildings, and a Memorial Arch of Indiana buff limestone, dedicated in 1903, in honour of Congregational missionaries, many of them Oberlin graduates, killed in China in 1900.
Finally national enthusiasm for the Slavic race contributed largely to its importance.
395 a Gothic horde under Alaric devastated Laconia, and subsequently it was overrun by large bands of Slavic immigrants.
Faithful renderings by Lewis Szeberenyi, Theodore Lehoczky and Michael Fincicky of the popular poetry of the Slavic nationalities appeared in vols.
While the political element in the development of the Hanseatic League must not be underestimated, it was not so formative as the economic. The foundation was laid for the growth of German towns along the southern shore of the Baltic by the great movement of German colonization of Slavic territory east of the Elbe.