BYZANTSKO-SLOVANSKÁ TRADÍCIA V STARŠOM OBDOBÍ VÝVINU SLOVENSKEJ KULTÚRY
(The Byzantine-Slavic Tradition in the Older Period of Slovak Culture Development)
Abstract: Byzantine culture began to develop in the Great Moravian environment on the Middle Danube and in Slovakia of that period of time. However, the beginning of its expansion is associated not only with the southern and eastern Slavs, where through the Wallachian colonization the Church Slavonic language, liturgy, religiosity and spirituality spread to Slovakia. The important centre of the Byzantine culture was Vyšehrad [hung. Visegrád] on the Danube, especially during the 11th – 13th century, where the Greek liturgy existed. The autochthonous Slovak ethnic group in connection with the application of the Wallachian economic system was also significantly involved in the process of its revival in Slovakia. Evidence of this process is petrified in the language of the Slovak community. It is the language, as a representative of cultural and national identity that preserves all important and historically verifiable cultural-communication traces in its system. The present study thus provides a picture of the earlier period of the development of the Slovak language in relation to the Byzantine-Slavic tradition as a forming component of Slovak national culture.
Author: Žeňuch, Peter
Source: Konštatínove listy, 2020, vol.: 13, issue: 1, pages: 112-125 (PDF file)
Keywords: BYZANTINE-SLAVIC TRADITION; CHURCH SLAVONIC LANGUAGE; CYRILLIC WRITTEN SOURCES; LINGUISTIC, CULTURAL AND CONFESSIONAL IDENTITY