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Austria ~ Duchy and Archduchy

AUSTRIA ~ Duchy and Archduchy Originally the OSTMARK, the Eastern march (of Bavaria), for which the name Ostarrichi was used as early as 996. Carolingian Bavaria had an eastern Mark, which after the destruction of Avar power in the 890s extended … Continue reading

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Austria

AUSTRIA   ÖSTERREICH. The name means “eastern realm” and was used for the eastern lands in the Lombard Kingdom in northern Italy and for the eastern Frankish kingdom of the Merovingian era.   Merovingian Austria is now usually called Austrasia to distinguish … Continue reading

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