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Baltic Sea colonizations, medieval era

Migration A–Z


  1. Oliver Auge

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm056

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

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Auge, O. 2013. Baltic Sea colonizations, medieval era. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

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  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013


During the great migrations, the larger part of the people who were of Germanic origin left their territory on the southwestern coast of the Baltic Sea. The best known are the Angles and the Saxons, who migrated in considerable numbers to England from the area that today is called Schleswig-Holstein, around the middle of the 5th century. According to archaeological and palaeobotanical findings, in the subsequent period large parts of once populated landscapes became desolate, even though some people still lived there. Only gradually did the region fill with people again. Thus Danish Jutes moved from the north onto the so-called Cimbric peninsula and arrived in the first half of the 8th century in places along the river Schlei.


  • globalization;
  • immigration;
  • race;
  • indigenous peoples;
  • medieval