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Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195156508

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156508.001.0001

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Prehistory

Prehistory

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(p.7) 1 Prehistory
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Russian Identities
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Nicholas V. Riasanovsky (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156508.003.0002

This chapter investigates the location and the chronology of the Slavic homeland. It adds that in light of new evidence, certain scholars have redefined the original Slavic homeland, and even the original Indo-European homeland, to include parts of Russia. It explains B. A. Rybakov's views of the original Slavic homeland—one is between the Western Bug and the Vistula eastward to the Dnieper; and the other is between the Western Bug and the Vistula westward to the Oder. It clarifies that these kinds of identifications are linguistic, not racial, and do not necessarily correspond to any physical traits. It also examines the consequences of Slavic migrations and of the great and rather sudden expansion of the Slavic zone in Europe. It also discusses the theory of Indo-European social and religious structure.

Keywords:   Indo-European, Slavic homeland, B. A. Rybakov, social structure, religious structure, paganism, Dnieper, Oder, Christianity

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