POLITICKÝ VÝZNAM PÔSOBENIA KONŠTANTÍNA A METODA NA ÚZEMÍ SLOVENOV, OD ROKU 880 DO 885
Political significance of the mission activity of Constantine and Methodius on the territory of the early Slavs (868-880)
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In Part III, the author examines the significance of Methodius’s role in the negotiations with Pope John VIII in Rome during the issue of Papal Bull Industriae tuae, an important document of the national history of Slovakia. The article attempts to assess the political context of the issue of the papal bull and its political significance for the consolidation of the international position of Svatopluk‘s empire as a politically equal state unit in the European arena and describes Methodius’s Christianisation efforts among the Slavic tribes. Furthermore, it examines his definition of the moral principles of Svatopluk’s temporal rule as a political factor which at that time significantly contributed to the international stability of the Great Moravian State, and analyses efforts of the German clergy in the person of Wiching to undermine Methodius’s influence on the Great Moravian church organization. In the final part, the author assesses Methodius’s efforts to secure the continuation of their mission, Gorazd’s appointment as the successor to the mission of the Thessalonian brethren, and the political context and implications of the papal charter issued by Stephen V on the prohibition of the Slavic liturgy on the Great Moravian territory.
120 – 141
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