Moravia


Mo·ra·via

biographical name \mō-ˈrä-vē-ə\

Definition of MORAVIA

Alberto 1907–1990 pseud. of Alberto Pincherle Ital. writer

Mo·ra·via

geographical name \mə-ˈrā-vē-ə\

Definition of MORAVIA

region E Czech Republic S of Silesia traversed by Morava River; once an independent kingdom, later under shifting jurisdictions; chief city Brno

Variants of MORAVIA

Mo·ra·via or Mo·ra·va \ˈmr-ä-vä\

Moravia

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Region, central Europe. Bounded by Bohemia, Silesia, Slovakia, and northeastern Austria and crossed by the Morava River, it was inhabited from the 4th century BC. It was dominated by the Avars in the 6th and 7th centuries AD and later settled by Slavic tribes, and in the 9th century it became the state of Great Moravia and included Bohemia as well as parts of modern Poland and Hungary. It was destroyed by the Magyars in 906. In 1526 it came under Habsburg rule. After the Revolution of 1848 Moravia became an Austrian crown land with its capital at Brno. In 1918 it was incorporated into the new state of Czechoslovakia. Germany annexed parts of it in 1938; after World War II they were restored to Czechoslovakia. It was included in the Czech Socialist Republic created in 1968 and in the Czech Republic in 1993.

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