NÁBOŽENSKÉ RITUÁLY VOJNY A VYTVÁRANIE KRESŤANSKEJ IDENTITY V STREDOVEKEJ STREDNEJ EURÓPE 12. STOROČIA
Religious rituals of war and creation of Christian identity in East Central Europe in the 12th century
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Religious warfare was one of the various forms of ruler ship during the essential transformation of the High Middle Ages. The realms of East Central Europe witnessed augmented use of rituals of war, holy war rhetoric and crusading ideology in the course of their political, cultural and military integration into the sphere of the Latin Christendom. This article aims to provide several examples from the 12th century to illustrate the close connection between the exercise of power, ruling strategies and religious warfare in the Přemysl, Árpad and Piast realms. These processes served to sacralise, legitimize and integrate the ruling dynasties and their rulers and to create a common Christian identity.
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