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Author: Prof. Roland Schönfeld

ISBN: 978-954-320-255-3
Category: History
Cover: Paperback, Format: 13x20, Pages: 344, Weight: 266 g

Price: 14.00 lv

Votes: 6

The fate of us Bulgarians was related to that of the Slovaks as early as during the 9th century, because the spiritual "fragments" of the ancient Great Moravia became the lasting building stones of our culture, and the historical mission of the two holy brothers Cyril and Methodius, addressed to the Western Slavs, yielded fruit among the Southern Slavs. And although the life cause of the Slav enlighteners was swiftly smothered in Central Europe, whereas the Western Slavs were irreversibly included within the orbit of Roman Catholicism, the memory of that earliest period of spiritual flowering never faded in Slovak memory. It turned into a historical myth which, centuries later, was integrated in the modern Slovak identity. On January 1, 1993 the Czech Republic and Slovakia split. The centuries-old dreams of the Slovaks for a sovereign state became a reality; after a great number of political, economic and cultural turnarounds dating back to the long past 6th century, which the German scholar and university lecturer Ronald Schönfeld presents and convincingly justifies. And the Bulgarian reader will no doubt find in this history quite a few similarities with his own fate - from the distant and from the more recent time, as well as differences, because the path of a people is justified by tradition and the fundamental values it upholds.

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