There is some debate among historians about where the Slavs originated. Many believe that they were early farmers who cultivated the fertile lands around the Black Sea. Others believe that they came from present day eastern Poland.
By 500 A.D., the Slavs had separated into three main groups. Each of these three groups shared a similar set of beliefs and a similar lifestyle.
From what we get, we can make a living,; what we give, however, makes a life.
The Black Death reduced the population of Europe by one third in the period from 1347 to 1351.