Summary: Both researchers tried to create a general view on Croatian
early medieval history (from 6th to 12th centuries) which would include
various facets of everyday acitivity: politics, military efforts, economy,
arts and creation of specific medieval mentality. It is an attempt to
formulate a characteristic understanding of this period of Croatian history
which would include a decisive move from DESCRIPTION towards EXPLANATION,
from description of predominantly political facts towards explation of
processes, i. e. "total history". In the center of interest is a human
being and his activity in Early Middle Ages in Croatia. We thinks that book
written by I. Goldstein "Croatian Early Middle Ages" includes most of
Keywords: Croatian history, Early middle ages, Croatia, Dalmatia, Pannonia, Slavonia, Istria, Bosnia, Dubrovnik, Trpimir, Domagoj, Branimir, Tomislav, Držislav, Petar Krešimir IV, Dimitrije Zvonimir, Petar Svačić.
Research goals: Formulating a general view of Croatian early middle
ages which would include all facets of everyday activity and historical
development. It was necessary to write, before writing a "synthesis", a
relevant number of shorter papers, which would help to clarify certain
historical problem. A text of "synthesis" has also been written (I.
Goldstein: Croatian Early Middle Ages). Shorter papers were also a way to
define principles of historical investigation of late Antiquity and early
middle ages in Croatia. Other information about the project.