Mojmírovská Morava na hraniciach s impériom

Lysý, Miroslav

The article deals with relations between Frankish (East-Frankish) Empire and The Mojmír ́s Moravia. In 822, its inhabitants were mentioned in written sources for the first time. New contacts with the Fankish world had brought new challenges to the Moravians and their rulers as for the question how to devise their mutual relations. In earlier literary sources they were understood as international. It is necessary to note that these terms are inappropriate for the 9th century.

Veľká Morava na polceste od kmeňa ku štátu

Steinhübel, Ján

A state claims a monopoly over power and violence on its territory. In an early medieval state, such monopoly belonged to a prince, king, emperor or a monarch possessing a different title. This monarch was collecting taxes, demanding services, proclaiming laws and was the superior judge as well as the chief military commander. All the important decisions, even those made by the Great Moravian prince had to be approved by "all the Moravians" on a diet. Thus, the Great Moravian prince´s power was not a monarchist one and Great Moravia was still only an emerging and imperfect state.

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