In: Studia Politica Slovaca, vol. 5, no. 2
Politický význam pôsobenia misie Konštantína a Metoda na území Slovenov (868 – 880), II. časť
Year, pages: 2012, 149 - 169
Keywords: papal charter; liturgical language of the Slavs; East Frankish clergy; Tri-linguals; Council;Western Christian universe; political influence; the Latins; the Apostolic See; the policy of conflicting interests; obedience; pragmatic politics
The study is a follow-up to Part I, on the political importance of the mission activity of Constantine and Methodius in the Slovene territory until the year 868, published in Studia Politica Slovaca Issue 1/2012, vol. V. In this section the author attempts to describe the efforts of Constantine and Methodius to gain approval of the Apostolic See to use the Slovenian language in church liturgy and to create a separate church organization in Great Moravia. It puts the efforts of the Thessalonian brethren in the political context of the struggle of Great Moravian rulers led by Dukes Rastislaus and Swatopluk (Swentopolk, Zwentibald) for the establishment of Slovenian statehood. On the basis of prominent historical documents (especially papal documents: Gloria in excelsis, issued by Pope Hadrian II in 869, and Industriae tuae, issued by Pope John VIII in 880), as well as other important historical documents, it attempts to give a political context to these significant events in the history of the Slovak nation, especially in terms of building the foundations of statehood of our Slovenian ancestors. It also seeks to define the role of Constantine (up to 869) and his brother Methodius (up to 880) in the evolution of Slovak political thought as well as in the formation of Cyril and Methodius tradition, which made a remarkable contribution to our idea of statehood. Even in those times the culture and statehood of Slovenians (and other Slavs) living in this geographical area were to a great extent influenced by the political and cultural effects of the mission activity of Constantine and Methodius. In our modern national history it became not only an ideological source of our statehood, but also a part of the preamble of the Constitution of the Slovak Republic.
How to cite:
Čáky, M. 2012. Politický význam pôsobenia misie Konštantína a Metoda na území Slovenov (868 – 880), II. časť . In Studia Politica Slovaca, vol. 5, no.2, pp. 149-169. 1337-8163.
Čáky, M. (2012). Politický význam pôsobenia misie Konštantína a Metoda na území Slovenov (868 – 880), II. časť . Studia Politica Slovaca, 5(2), 149-169. 1337-8163.