The article focuses on the relations between the Polabian Slavs (the Obodrites and the Wilzians) and the Frankish Empire in the VIII – IX centuries. Having reviewed the written sources, analyzed historiography of the late XX century and the modern archaeological materials, the author comes to the conclusion that the Polabian Slavs borrowed the material culture of the Frankish aristocrats and military and ceramic technology of the Frankish Empire in the early Carolingian Times.
Keywords: the Obodrites, the Wilzians, the Frankish Empire, Carolingian Times.49-58_Пауль
Citation link: Paul A. Frankish empire and the baltic slavs in the carolingian era // Humanities researches of the Central Russia. – 2017. – № 1 (2). – P. 49-58.