History of Styria

History of Styria

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The history of Styria concerns the region roughly corresponding to the modern Austrian state of Styria from its settlement by Germans and Slavs in the Dark Ages until the present. This mountainous and scenic region, which became a centre for mountaineering in the 19th century, is often called the "Green March," because half of the area is covered with forests and one quarter with meadows, grasslands, vineyards and orchards. Styria is also rich in minerals, soft coal and iron, which has been mined at Erzberg since the time of the Romans. The Windisch Bueheln is a famous wine-producing district, stretching between Slovenia and Austria. Styria was for long the most densely-populated and productive mountain region in Europe. Styria's population before World War I was 68% German-speaking, 32% Slovene, bordered on Lower Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Carniola, Carinthia, Salzburg, and Upper Austria. In 1918 after World War I the southern, Slovene-speaking third south of the river Mur was incorporated into Slovenia in the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135907891
  • 9786135907896