The History of the Serbs
() spans from the first mention of the people by Roman historians to present.
Serbs (Срби, Srbi
) are a South Slavic
people who live mainly in Serbia
, and, to a lesser extent, in Croatia. They are also a significant minority in the Republic of Macedonia. A Serbian diaspora
dispersed people of Serbian descent to Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the United States, Canada and Slovenia.
The Slavs invaded Balkans during Justinian I
rule (527–565), when eventually up to 100,000 Slavs raided Thessalonica
. The Western Balkans was settled with "Sclaveni
", the east with Antes
.Hupchick, Dennis P. The Balkans: From Constantinople to Communism.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. ISBN 1-4039-6417-3 and thus could have been a fraction of the early invading Slavs who upon organizing in their refuge of the Dinaric region, formed the ethnogenesis of Serbs and were pardoned by the Byzantine Empire after acknowledging their suzerainty.Daurentius
was a Sclavene chieftain (577-579) who, because of the earlier raids on Byzantine territory was targeted by the Avars to accept... Read More