OBRAZ VELKOMORAVSKÉHO VLÁDCE SVATOPLUKA V ČESKÉ A MORAVSKÉ HISTORIOGRAFII 19. A 20. STOLETÍ
(Svatopluk´s Image in the Czech and Moravian Historiography in the 19th and 20th Centuries)
Abstract: The article uses modern Czech and Moravian historiography and discusses the image of Moravian king Svatopluk († 894) in historical sources written in the Czech lands in the 19th and 20th centuries. The author of the paper admits that the reconstruction of Svatopluk´s image is difficult, mainly due to the differing interpretations of the king in the medieval sources and by modern historians. Examining briefly the image of Svatopluk in the medieval sources and especially in modern historical texts, the paper argues that Svatopluk’s contemporaries held him for a great Christian sovereign of the Central European history, and so do several modern historians.
Authors: Havlíková, Lubomíra
Source: Konštatínove listy, 2015, vol. 8, number: 1, pages: 63-77 (PDF file)
Key words: HISTORY, CZECH HISTORIOGRAPHY, MORAVIAN HISTORIOGRAPHY, GREAT MORAVIA, MORAVIAN KING SVATOPLUK († 894), BYZANTIUM, FRANKS, ROMAN EMPIRE, ROMAN PAPACY, CHRISTIANITY