Re: Sig-New Question..When did Poland become Poland??
- Venceslav wrote...
>As far as I can recollect Poland or the lands that wouldNo. *Nationhood* perhaps, but the first Western Slavic proto-state was Great
>later become Poland had the earliest Slavic statehood.
>In his chronicles Slavs are called Vends or VenedsAh, another whiff of controversy...
I personally subscribe to the theory backed up by archaeological evidence
which says that the Western Slavic forerunners of the Czechs & Poles arrived
in Europe much later - say 5th-6th century. Others (I know) disagree with
this, and going on historical and other factors link the Medieval Wends to
groups mentioned by Classical authors.