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Raška (Raschka, Rascia, Rassa) was the central and most successful medieval Serbian state (or župa, area ruled by a župan) that unified neighboring Serbian tribes into the main medieval Serbian state in Balkans.
Constantine VII Porphyrogenitos describes Raska (Rascia) in De Administrando Imperio as being settled by Serbs at the start of the 7th century. Constantine VII Porphyrogenitos writes in De Administrando Imperio that the Serbs received in Rascia / Raska, Zachumlie/Zahumlje, Trebounia/Travunia, Zeta/Duklja, Bosnia/Bosna and Pagania/Paganija. The house of Vlastimirovic, (named for Knez Vlastimir who was the great great grandson of the Unknown Archont who led the Serbs to the Balkans from White Serbia (modern day Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine) during the reign of Byzantine emperor Heraclius somewhere between 610 - 641) ruled from Raska.
From the early 7th century, the history of Raska becomes intimately bound with the history of the Serb House of Vlastimirovic.
Raška is also called Sandzak by Slavic Muslims.
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