from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A region of central Europe in eastern Germany and southwest Poland between the Elbe and Oder rivers. Settled by the Slavic Sorbs, it was colonized during the Middle Ages by Germans and changed hands frequently among Saxony, Bohemia, and Brandenburg before passing to Prussia in 1815.

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  • proper n. A region in Central Europe, belonging to Germany and, to lesser extents, Poland and the Czech Republic.


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  • The Abbey was founded in 1268 by Henry the Illustrious, Margrave of Meissen and Lusatia (Neuzelle is situated in Lower Lusatia) for the benefit of the soul of his deceased wife Agnes.

    Neuzelle Abbey

  • Since Lusatia subsequently came to the crown of Bohemia and thus the Habsburgs, and the religious life of the abbey was exemplary, Neuzelle survived the Reformation, and could even continue when it fell to Saxony as a consequence of the Thirty Years 'War, since the Emperor reserved certain rights to Himself, and closely attached the abbey ecclesiastically to Prague.

    Neuzelle Abbey

  • In the Upper Lusatia (Oberlausitz) region and in Thuringia, where blue-dyeing was also a specialty, woad cultivation was subject to cycles of activity and disuse that continued into the nineteenth century. 5 reference As in France, German dyers recommended incorporating woad into the indigo vat for a combination of practical and symbolic reasons.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • During the 1994 Christopher Duffy Tour of Fredrician battlefields in Saxony and Lusatia, we visited Hochirch, where in 1758 the Austrian army of Marshall Leopold von Daun surprised Frederick in his camp at the village of the same name.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • Moravia to the east; Lusatia and Upper Saxony to the north;

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • The new emperor, Henry II, carried on long wars against Boleslav and ultimately forced the abandonment of Bohemia and Lusatia (1005).

    c. Poland

  • But in the Treaty of Bautzen (1018), Boleslav was given Lusatia as an imperial fief, and just before his death he was able to make himself king of Poland (1025).

    c. Poland

  • On the death of Otto, he took advantage of the confusion in Germany to occupy Lusatia and Meissen, and in 1003 made himself duke of Bohemia.

    c. Poland

  • Concentration on the advancement of his dynasty (in Silesia, the Palatinate, Lusatia, Brandenburg) and on the progress of Bohemia.


  • Failure of an expedition (1030) against Stephen of Hungary; successful disciplinary expedition (1031) against the Poles; recovery of Lusatia; payment of homage by the Poles.

    d. Germany


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