Photo 21 Nov 139 notes lightages:

Great Moravian Empire 

Great Moravia was a Slavic state that existed in Central Europe and lasted for nearly seventy years in the 9th century whose creators were the ancestors of the Czechs and Slovaks.
Great Moravia was founded when, in 833, Mojmir I unified two neighboring states by force, referred to in modern historiography as the “Principality of Nitra” and the “Principality of Moravia”.Cultural development resulted from the mission of Saints Cyril and Methodius, who came during the reign of Prince Rastislav in 863. The empire reached its greatest territorial extent under Svatopluk I (871–894), although the borders of his dominions are still under debate.
Great Moravia was ultimately overrun by the Hungarians, who invaded the Carpathian Basin around 896.
Great Moravia left behind a lasting legacy in Central and Eastern Europe. The Glagolitic script and its successor Cyrillic were disseminated to other Slavic countries, charting a new path in their cultural development. The administrative system of Great Moravia influenced the development of the administration of medieval Hungary. Great Moravia also became a favorite issue in the Czech and Slovak romantic nationalism of the 19th century.
Pictured: Kopcany Church in Slovakia, the only remaining Great Moravian building.

Source

lightages:

Great Moravian Empire 

Great Moravia was a Slavic state that existed in Central Europe and lasted for nearly seventy years in the 9th century whose creators were the ancestors of the Czechs and Slovaks.

Great Moravia was founded when, in 833, Mojmir I unified two neighboring states by force, referred to in modern historiography as the “Principality of Nitra” and the “Principality of Moravia”.Cultural development resulted from the mission of Saints Cyril and Methodius, who came during the reign of Prince Rastislav in 863. The empire reached its greatest territorial extent under Svatopluk I (871–894), although the borders of his dominions are still under debate.

Great Moravia was ultimately overrun by the Hungarians, who invaded the Carpathian Basin around 896.

Great Moravia left behind a lasting legacy in Central and Eastern Europe. The Glagolitic script and its successor Cyrillic were disseminated to other Slavic countries, charting a new path in their cultural development. The administrative system of Great Moravia influenced the development of the administration of medieval Hungary. Great Moravia also became a favorite issue in the Czech and Slovak romantic nationalism of the 19th century.

Pictured: Kopcany Church in Slovakia, the only remaining Great Moravian building.

Source

#history #great moravian empire #czech republic #slovakia #moravia #eastern europe

  1. mykhaylych reblogged this from mizerose
  2. mizerose reblogged this from fyeaheasterneurope
  3. sixthland reblogged this from 336bc
  4. giantboombastic reblogged this from hanuueshe
  5. 336bc reblogged this from lightages
  6. ljushuvudet reblogged this from analmouse
  7. doitbigornotatall reblogged this from hanuueshe
  8. hanuueshe reblogged this from fyeaheasterneurope
  9. silverqueen reblogged this from fyeaheasterneurope and added:
    And there is still a Moravian independence party in the Czech Republic, lol.
  10. thepessimisticoptimist reblogged this from czechoslovakianlove
  11. sanitka reblogged this from fyeaheasterneurope
  12. arthooker reblogged this from fyeaheasterneurope and added:
    Nice!
  13. behind-the-door reblogged this from czechoslovakianlove
  14. czechoslovakianlove reblogged this from fyeaheasterneurope
  15. fellow-traveller reblogged this from fyeaheasterneurope
  16. lr-gf reblogged this from fyeaheasterneurope
  17. trollhorn reblogged this from veleslava
  18. patheticasicanbe reblogged this from fyeaheasterneurope
  19. francinepefko reblogged this from fyeaheasterneurope
  20. rassyeyannaya0noch reblogged this from fyeaheasterneurope
  21. queenofthieves reblogged this from fyeaheasterneurope
  22. imkindauncomfortable reblogged this from veleslava
  23. daughter-ofpearl reblogged this from fyeaheasterneurope
  24. somedayyoullwakeup reblogged this from fyeaheasterneurope

Design crafted by Prashanth Kamalakanthan. Powered by Tumblr.