KRESŤANSTVO A MORÁLKA V STREDOEURÓPSKEJ POLITIKE 9. STOROČIA
(Christianity and Morality in Central European Politics of the 9th century)
Abstract: The author of this article researches the process of the Christianization of Central Europe from the point of view of inconsistence of theoretical scopes contained within the opinions of ideologists of the Christian empire at the court of Charlemagne and the real process of Christianization. Charlemagne’s ideologists emphasized the significant role of morality, its values and norms within the propagation and acceptance of the Christian faith. However, the real form of Christianization covered firstly the acquirement and the maintenance of military, political, economic and social power of the Kingdom of the Franks over Christianized and subjugated countries and ethnicities. The author points out in this regard the ambivalence of the whole process of Christianization at the level of foreign, and even domestic politics of this particular period of time, which indeed has far-reaching historical consequences.
Authors: Gluchman, Vasil
Source: Konštatínove listy, 2017, vol.: 10, issue: 2, pages: 62-74 (PDF file)
Keywords: CHRISTIANIZATION, FRANKISH KINGDOM, GREAT MORAVIA, POLITICS, MORALITY, 9TH CENTURY