Geographia Polonica (1978) vol. 38, pp. 169-170 | Full text
The eastward expansion of fully-fiedged feudalism obtained itsrequisite substratum by means of a peasant colonization involving both Germanimmigrants and Slavic residents. This so-called East German Colonizationachieved its target by basically one tool, the Hufe, and the Hufen-regimeaccordingly came to dominate East Elbia more sweepingly than any other partof medieval Germany.