Nea Epeiros and Praevalis
The volume 17 of the TIB entitled "Nea Epeiros and Praevalis" comprises the Early Byzantine provinces of the same name. It is a systematic continuation of the scholarly endeavour in accordance with the excellently evaluated working plan of the Long-Term-Project TIB of the Austrian Academy of Sciences towards the Adriatic Sea and, thus, closing the gap between the volumes TIB 16 "Macedonia, Northern Part" and TIB 3 "Nikopolis and Kephallēnia". The volume "Nea Epeiros and Praevalis" covers the whole territory of today’s Montenegro, the northern part of Albania and the district of Raška (Novi Pazar) in Serbia. The research for this volume is based on written sources (mainly in Greek, Latin, Old Slavonic and Ottoman), monuments, archaeological reports and a vast variety of toponyms, as well as extensive secondary literature, mostly in the South Slavic languages. A special emphasis is put on the Cultural Heritage in the area of research and especially on Austro-Hungarian archival material on the region kept in the Austrian State Archives. Research trips to the area are regularly conducted, during which applications deriving from geoinformatics (e.g. Historical Geographic Information Systems / HGIS) are used.