27 November 2020

Cooperation of CU and HU brings a new collective monography

Publication “New Perspectives on the Early Slavs and the Rise of Slavic. Contact and Migrations” is a result of cooperation of the Faculty of Arts of Charles University, the Slavisches Institut of Heidelberg University, the Institute of the Czech Language at the Czech Academy of Sciences. It has been published by the Universitätsverlag Winter Heidelberg.

The collection offers contributions of linguists, archaeologists, and historians specializing in the problematics of early Slavs which were presented at the conference “Language Contact and the Early Slavs” held in Prague in October 2017.

In the publication, the authors focus on one of the main topics of contemporary medieval studies and historical linguistics – the extremely rapid expansion of the Slavic language in a great part of early medieval Europe. The unifying idea of the publication, based on findings from several scientific disciplines, is that it offers different answers in various geographical and political contexts on the question of the relationship between Slavic language, ethnicity, and material culture.

Klír, T. – Boček, V. – Jansens, N(eds.), New Perspectives on the Early Slavs and the Rise of Slavic. Contact and Migrations, (= Empirie und Theorie der Sprachwissenschaft, Volume 6). Winter Verlag: Heidelberg. 353 pages. ISBN: 978-3-8253-4707-9