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A historical region of southwest Germany that originally included parts of present-day France and Switzerland. It was divided into small principalities and fiefdoms after 1268, but its prosperous towns often banded together in defensive leagues, most notably the Swabian League of 1488 to 1534.

Swa′bi·an adj. & n.


(Placename) a region and former duchy (from the 10th century to 1313) of S Germany, now part of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria: part of West Germany until 1990. German name: Schwaben


(ˈsweɪ bi ə)

a region and medieval duchy in SW Germany, now part of the states of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria in S Germany. German, Schwaben.
Swa′bi•an, adj., n.


nSchwaben nt
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The new dates prove the great antiquity of the Aurignacian in Swabia," said Professor Nick Conard, researcher at the Tubingen University, in a statement.
Close focuses on the imperial cities of Eastern Swabia in this book, examining how existing political affiliations, personal networks, and intercommunication between the towns influenced the Reformation in the region.