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 (lo͞o-sā′shē-ə, -shə)
A region of central Europe in eastern Germany and southwest Poland between the Elbe and Oder Rivers. Settled by the Sorbs, it was colonized during the Middle Ages by Germans and changed hands frequently among Bohemia, Saxony, and Brandenburg before passing to Prussia in 1815.

Lu·sa′tian adj. & n.


(Placename) a region of central Europe, lying between the upper reaches of the Elbe and Oder Rivers: now mostly in E Germany, extending into SW Poland; inhabited chiefly by Sorbs


(luˈseɪ ʃi ə, -ʃə)

a region in E Germany, between the Elbe and Oder rivers.
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Governance of a Distant Province in the Middle Ages: Case Study on Upper Lusatia
On the problems of the Pliocene floras in Lusatia and Lower Silesia.
Lignite deposits are scattered across the areas of Rhineland, Helmstedt, central Germany and Lusatia.
The small royal town was located on a major trade route, leading from Prague to Saxony and Upper Lusatia.
Similar significant results were shown by Lusatia [18], and Serrano.
The act was prepared by the authorities of the city of Gubin in cooperation with a private German company from Cottbus (a main city of Lower Lusatia region).
He is also an ordained minister of the Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Upper Lusatia Evangelical Church and served for seven years in the Berlin-Mission-Center as a secretary for church relations between Cuba and Germany.
One of the most interesting hidden chapters of modern German history remains the story of the Sorbian communities of Upper and Lower Lusatia (Ober- and Niederlausitz) in the former East German states of Saxony and Brandenburg.
For example, rather than giving a detailed account of the Appalachian dulcimer, Ulrich focuses on the earliest examples of the instrument in Norway, Germany, Lusatia, Hungary, and the more modern versions found in East Asia.
The late Eocene, Oligocene and Middle Miocene witnessed marine transgressions, which entered Lusatia and sometimes also the NW part of Lower Silesia (Kockel, 1988; Standke et al.