Donauschwaben

Medieval Serbian coinDonauschwaben, Dunai svábok of Dunamenti németek (Hungarian), Дунавске Швабе, Dunavske Švabe (Serbian), is a collection name of Germans that moved in the South East Europe region. They had a presence ever since the 13th century in the Rascian region and were invited by the Nemanja's in Kopaonik region for mining activities and other crafts. They were also referred to as Saxons in several sources and in Kopaonik were referred to as Sasi (Serbian for Saxons). And later on served in the Austro-Hungarian military in campaigns against the Ottomans. This section deals with their dealings in the Banat and Rascian lands, and provides in depth information about their activities.

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