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CYRIL AND METHODIUS AMONG BYZANTINE MISSIONARIES: COMMON FEATURES AND UNIQUE QUALITY

P. 200-202.

When speaking of Cyril and  Methodius’s embassy, one must acknowledge its completely unique    place in Byzantine history. Constantine firmly believed that all peoples were worthy of baptism;    however, this does not mean that the concept of a “barbarian” had no relevance for him.    The work of Methodius and  his disciples in Moravia can be evaluated using the  “Law for    Judging the People”. This was especially the case regarding the rules for marriage, and became    one of the reasons for the ultimate failure of Cyril and Methodius’ entire endeavour. Half a century    later, while converting the Alans, the Byzantines used this experience. The Greeks had apparently    learned a great deal from their “Latin” rivals in Bulgaria and Moravia.

In book

Brno: The Institute of Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 2014.