• Barry Turner
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There is evidence of human habitation from 270,000 BC. In the Bronze Age the region was a centre for copper manufacture and was ruled by Carpathian, Celtic and Germanic tribes. The date of the Slavic arrival is contested but there is evidence of their presence from the sixth century under the Roman Empire. Waves of invasion and migration followed Roman withdrawal and control fell variously to the Avars, Franks and Magyars.


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Further Reading

  1. Fisher, Sharon, Political Change in Post-Communist Slovakia and Croatia: From Nationalist to Europeanist. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2006CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Kirschbaum, S. J., A History of Slovakia: the Struggle for Survival. London and New York, 1995Google Scholar
  3. National Statistical Office: Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic, Mileticova 3, 82467 Bratislava.Google Scholar

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