Croatia in Middle ages
Over the centuries different territories have been called 'Croatia
' in historical sources. In the early Middle ages the name designated the area in the hinterland of the central Dalmatian
cities of Split
, Trogir and Zadar, although
the Drava river and the Hungarian border in the north, and the Adriatic sea in the south. As the Ottoman withdraws from Europe, Croatia
regained its former territory.
history unfolded under various kinds of foreign influence - there were Greek colonists in the fourth century BC, Arabian and Ottoman conquests, and Italians, Normans, Hungarians, Austrians, Germans and French. Their influence in different provinces varied, creating marked regional differences.