Great – Moravian contexts in early- medieval architecture in Slovakia Cover Image

Veľkomoravské kontexty v ranostredovekej sakrálnej architektúre na Slovensku
Great – Moravian contexts in early- medieval architecture in Slovakia

Author(s): Andrej Botek
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Architecture, Middle Ages
Published by: Historický ústav SAV
Keywords: Early medieval religious architecture; Typological areas; Great Moravian tradition; Churches; Ground plan types; Slovakia;

Summary/Abstract: Great Moravian religious architecture is now a reality proved by a multitude of archaeological finds. Thanks to the latest research in the territory of Slovakia, we can rely not only on archaeological finds, but also on some standing buildings with the greatest probability belonging to this period. It is clear from the information available at present that Great Moravian religious architecture was heterogeneous and derived from various Christianizing centres. The latest exact analyses show that after the break up of Great Moravia as a state, its fragmented remnants survived in the form of family domains and new religious buildings were erected in the course of the 10th century, something considered impossible until recently. The author devotes attention to possible expressions of the tradition of the Great Moravian churches as models for the construction of new churches in the initial stage of the young Kingdom of Hungary. He points to the results of the latest research and analyses the possible typological and design features, which may fix the Great Moravian architectural tradition in this period.

  • Issue Year: 64/2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 385-400
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Slovak