La figura di Metodio, illuminatore degli slavi e santo. Riflessioni in occasione dei 1130 anni dalla sua morte

Studi Slavistici. 2017;13(1) DOI 10.13128/Studi_Slavis-20426

 

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Journal Title: Studi Slavistici

ISSN: 1824-761X (Print); 1824-7601 (Online)

Publisher: Firenze University Press

Society/Institution: Italian Association of Slavists (A.I.S.)

LCC Subject Category: History (General) and history of Europe: History of Eastern Europe | Language and Literature: Slavic languages. Baltic languages. Albanian languages

Country of publisher: Italy

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Krassimir Stantchev

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Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 20 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

This article aims to reassess the historical role of Archbishop Methodius († 06.04.885) who has for centuries remained in the shadow of Constantine-Cyril the Philosopher (826/27 - 14.02.869), his younger brother and inventor of the first Slavic alphabet. Reflecting on historical events that have, by now, been thoroughly investigated, the author concludes that the success of the work of Cyril and Methodius, which laid the foundations of the cultural tradition of Slavia Orthodoxa, was in fact due to both brothers in equal measure.