K PROBLEMATIKE BYZANTSKÝCH IMPORTOV NA ÚZEMÍ VEĽKEJ MORAVY V 9. STOROČÍ
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On the matter of imported artefacts from the Byzantine Empire on the territory of Great Moravia in the 9th century
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Contacts between the Byzantine Empire and the territory of Great Moravia started already in the 6th century. A large amount of evidence refers to an influence of Byzantium on sacral architecture, literature and material culture of the 9th century Great Moravia. The main goal of the article is to elaborate on the connection of Byzantium and Great Moravia using the evidence of archaeological findings in the present day Czech Republic and Slovakia (e. g. silk, ceramics, pectoral crosses, coins, jewellery, etc.). As the research has shown, only a few objects were directly made in the Byzantine Empire. Peripheral areas of the Byzantine cultural sphere (e. g. Dalmatia, Istria) had a considerable influence on the territory of Great Moravia, more than Byzantium itself.
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