Early South Slavic History
Early South Slavic History

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"YouTube History Podcast" where I talk to various History Youtubers. (you can get it on soundcloud or any other podcast application)- https://soundcloud.com/youtubehistory... My Patreon- https://www.patreon.com/mlaser My Twitter- https://twitter.com/MnLaser You can also support through a PayPal donation- https://www.paypal.me/MnLaser Video scripts are available for free on Patreon. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ More Information 0:16 There where obviously more towns/cities then just shown on this map. 0:38 Even though the Greek culture and language spread, the Greeks mostly stayed below the line shown before. 1:09 Or any other farmers from the people groups mentioned before. 8:19 Along with some Germanic Farmers like Lombards, Ostrogoths and Franks. 8:47 Even though Carantania would later on become Germanic at this point it was mostly Slavic and there are even records of Slavic farmers staving off Germanic Settlers coming from the West. 10:05 This is not to say that the Huns where Indo-European, this was a pour choice of words on my part. However it is believed that the Huns did control Indo-European tribes whilst in Europe and some of these tribes got then assimilated in to the Bulgar tribes. 12:20 This is just a snapshot of the Bulgar Empire at it's largest expanse, however this doesn't reflect the borders of the Bulgar state throughout most of it's life which where much smaller. 14:37 The coastal city states shown here under Byzantine control had a very complex political structure and not all of them where under a complete control by the Byzantines but it was simpler to just show them this way on the map. 15:05 It is not completely known whether both where either vassals or part of the empire, but considering the events that followed, I went with the most plausible statement. 15:59 It is still debated if he killed Radoslav or his son Prosigoj. 16:36 With a brief disruption in the middle by the Domagojevic dynasty. 17:40 It is also debated that around the middle 9th century the Serbians may have been forced alias or even vassals of the Bulgars for a while. Music comes from this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYA8XGxSHSM&t=2044s #History #SouthSlavic #Balkans


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Bulgarian empire mapping : Your channel is simply amazing and very underrated

Perun Bolesław Mściwy : Greetings to Slavic brothers from Slovenia Serbia and Croatia. Pozdrowiena dla braci Słowian Słoweńców Serbów i Chorwatów !!!!

K. Kajko : I really like your videos, everything is presented very clearly and reasonably. I can see the huge ammount of work you put into this. Keep up the great work. Pozdrowienia z Polski! :)

Kÿå Høń : Thank you for this video! It provides the context for some of the things you mentioned in your western slavic history video while explaining southern slavic settlement in a straightforward way. I look forward to your eastern slavs video!

Dragomir Yankov : Great Video...and really accurately presented the Bulgarian part

hari06 Bg : for an english speaking guy, you are very good at saying Bulgarian names. Normally our languange is hard.

Kurcoban : Fighting each other since 500s!

Mike Moriss : It is interesting that I found river Velka Morava in Northern Czechia close to Poland and (we all know) there is Velika Morava river in Serbia. Also, I had visited Lusatia Budyzisn (Bautzen) and Serbski Muzej - discovered that Sorbs (Serby) are very similar to Polish people, even watched some cultural presentation there figuring out they don't speak the Sorbian language at all or even if they speak that is limited and with a heavy German accent. I was really sad by the fact they are completely Germanized. The funny fact I discovered there is a legend about mysterious wizard Krabat in this area - and saw the special museum exhibition about this guy - basically Croation guy who came there to live among these Sorbs and became like a folk hero who was able to transform himself in blackbird by magic. Krabat was historical Janko Sajatovic from Zumberak. So even in this area, there are Croatians and Serbs - coming together like some twin brothers.

Zwackysa : Som časťou Srb takže toto bude zaujímavé pozerať :D

Paul Ferrer : Overall, an excellent video! However, I disagree with some aspects of the chronological coverage of the early Slavic migrations. The earliest Slavs to settle (still in small numbers) in the Balkans did so in the 580's, in the region of Moesia (modern northern Bulgaria). The second (much bigger wave) of Slavic invaders (Sclavinae and Antae) moved into Moesia, Thrace, and Macedonia, where most of them were destined to participate in the ethnogenesis of the modern Bulgarians, while others were assimilated by the Greeks. This happened between roughly 600 and 620. The third group of Slavic migrants moved into modern Slovenia during the 620's. The fourth wave of Slavs penetrated the western Balkans (to the west of the Morava River) between 640 and 660. They were the ancestors of the contemporary Croatians and Serbians. Thus, since the 600's, the border between the Serbo--Croatian group of Southern Slavs and the Bulgarian group of Southern Slavs has been the Morava River. Greetings from an American descendant of Bulgarian Slavs from the REGION of Macedonia!

np 1993 : United we stand, divided we fall.

Todor Todorov : Small corection - Boris the First died in 907 not in 887. I see why you may have been cnofused since he abdicated the throne to his firstborn and the thirdborn son (hella of a infighting)

L M : You should do what happened next.

Michael Aleksovski : Honestly, that was the best video on this subject I have ever seen! Congratulations!

cofi 41 : 7:01 that moment when 2 crazy guys crash the party

Aleksandar Kan : What about the Second Bulgarian empire ? NIce video !

Petrin Krastev : Good and accurate video! Keep up the good work and greetings from Bulgaria! :)

Romanian Mapper : 0:20 Oh shit, the Romans shouldn't have named that town "Pula"... *Romanian intensifies*

Hrvat 007 : Wow, great video! Very detailed and informative, thanks for your work, you earned yourself a new sub :)

Kings and Generals : What a great video!

DaN George : Are you going to do some videos related to Romania? P.S Great video

zmajooov : 15:54 A-HA! NOW WE FINALLY KNOW WHO STARTED THE WAR! -edit It's amazing how your video is unbiased, easiest sub ever, keep up the good work!

Bulgarian Gaming Batlefield BGB : I really like your videos because they are accurate and you talk about things we actually learn in school

Ns K : Good amd informative video i must say. Unfortunately, the same is not true for the comment section.

Justin Davis : Informative and highly interesting. Спасибо большое!

Michail Maris : I know this is unrelated, but how did you make those maps? Also, I love all the detail you put into a subject people tend to generalize!!

DakuHonoo : now I want to play a map game, incorporating slovenia into a wendish empire ... i'm thinking eu4

Slavs 101 : Croatians came fro Russian, Ukrainian and polish area white Croats they are called 😉

Kaine Bishop : History of Europe: Oh no everyone is farming peacefully. Better make them all kill each other. X1000

šće vrej ku minje : Great video mate, greetings from Serbia.

Anime Albania : A video about the avars would be great. Really liked this video

Bomfunk777 : History graduate here. :) According to all recent-years archaeological evidence and DNA analysis, the ancient Bulgarians (a.k.a. bulgars) are most probably of a Scytho-sarmatian (Indo-european) descend, distant "relatives" of the Persians. Graves and tombs from the early Bulgarian kingdom have been excavated and the bodies are Europoid (Caucasoid) and pretty tall (tsar Kaloyan for example - 1.90m). "Madara Rider" relief (UNESCO heritage site) has almost 1:1 analogue in ancient Persia, as well as the early pagan temples. Burial traditions, words, toponymes all have analogues in the Indo-iranian world. Early, unskilled historians in the 19-th century used some ambiguous and unclear Byzantine chronicles and a partially-broken, damaged stone-engraved text to mistakenly assume turkic origin of these people. Then they've put that in the text books and it stayed there during communism. During the years, however solid evidence and sources have been collected, suggesting that these ancient people are certainly of an indo-european origin. Early byzantine depictions and pictures of Bulgarian rulers (kings) also portrait them with European traits (google "khan Krum" and check the wiki page). History evolves over time, new evidences are collected and we can have a more clear vision over historical events and facts. :)

Richard Petranek : Thank you so much for your work in putting these videos together.... I have learned a great deal and look forward to more of your videos Again thank you

Jooo J : Didn't Heraclius offer the land to Croats if they were to be successful in beating Avars and clearing the area from them? That is according to De administrando imperio.

КРИСТИЯН 321 : BG !!!!!!😙

Nibbasaki : i do not belive it i found one civilized discusion in comment section about origins is this real live

Pike Attack : Need to finish this story and show latest migration because of the wars in the 40s and 90s. Balkan people, (exYu) again driven from homes into migration

Thalia Tzanis : The Slavs came to the region around 600. There for the Skopians can't be Macedonians.

witalian1 : Will you do a continuation on balkan history?

SunnyDDD : Easily one of the best videos covering such an all-encompassing and impossibly complex topic. I want MOAR!

Salad Ass : Video was very cool and informative! I hope you do part two of this series, like eastern slavic medieval history.

Amit of the Flesh Tearers : the region of x-yugoslavia sounds like a wild west in the dark ages

Barbaricum : Are we sure White Croatia and White Serbia are foundation myths,please if you can reply,this is a huge thing here and it is a shame if we don't adress this.

G-Rex Saurus : Would the Slavs have migrated without the Huns or the Germanic migration into the Roman empire?

Damjan Filipovski : Wow keep up the good work, great vid :)

Dautto Crecet damnedPurifier : The Balkans- never getting along

San Jalig : Great video, the gradual transformation of the balkans culture and ethnics, mix with the political struggles of that age are visually brilliant. The question that comes in my mind is : how the albanians survived this mess ? I imagine something verry similar, were ilyrians, traces, Daces, and germans mix and migrated to the south, were they mix with local romanised illyrians, that prossus toke place between the 5th to 11th centery I imagine. I would like your take on that. Thanks for the great content ! ^^

Templar E-Z : Herodotus said that the Thracians were the second most numerous people after the indians.......