O POČIATKOCH KRESŤANSTVA NA ÚZEMÍ SLOVENSKA, VÝZNAME CYRILO-METODSKEJ MISIE A JEJ ODOZVÁCH V 10. – 11. STOROČÍ
(On the Origins of Christianity in the Territory of the Slovak Republic, Significance of Missionary Work of Cyril and Methodius and Responses to it in the 10th – 11th Centuries)
Abstract: In the overview on Christianization in the Central Danubian territory, mostly in Slovakia, the author focuses on the origins of Christianity among Slavs, the issue of Great Moravia, missionary work of Constantine and Methodius and the topic of continuity of Christianity in the 9th – 11th centuries. He pays attention to several arguable points in the interpretation of sources and he attempts to describe wider cultural and historical context of early Christianization phases of Slavs from Upper Danube region. He emphasizes the informative value of certain archeological findings related to Christianization from multiple directions – western (Kingdom of the East Franks), south-western (northern Italy, Adriatic region) and southern (Byzantine Empire).
Authors: Ruttkay, Alexander T.
Source: Konštatínove listy, 2016, vol. 9, number: 2, pages: 2-10 (PDF file)
Key words: SLOVAKIA, GREAT MORAVIA, HUNGARY, CHRISTIANITY, CHRISTIANIZATION, 9TH – 11TH CENTURIES, CHURCHES, MONASTERIES