Ingeborg Leister


Patterns in the evolution of German green villages

Ingeborg Leister

Geographia Polonica (1978) vol. 38, pp. 169-170 | Full text

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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.