BYZANTSKÉ VPLYVY V RANOSTREDOVEKEJ SAKRÁLNEJ ARCHITEKTÚRE SLOVENSKA
Byzantine influences in early medieval sacred architecture in Slovakia
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Slovakia is a country that lies on the geographical and spiritual intersection of the Western and Eastern cultures. The battle for the geopolitical bearing of this area took place already at the dawn of our history – at the time of our first state formation – Great Moravia, and happened again also during the formation of the early Hungarian Kingdom, which included also the Western teritory of Great Moravian Empire – i. e. the Slovak teritory of today. When writing about the elements and expressions of the Byzantine culture in Central and Western Europe, we reflect mainly its philosophical, literary and liturgical aspects. In his article the author wants to try to reflect on the potential expressions of this wide European culturalspiritual phenomenon, the Byzantine tradition, as these are fixated in the material substance of the architectural sacred code.
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