Great Moravia

from 7. 8. 2015 to 1. 11. 2015

Shrouded in legend and myth, Moravia seemingly suddenly emerged in the 9th century, radiant in its full force. As the first strongly formed unit of Slavs to the north of the Middle Danube it became an integral part of Early Mediaeval Central Europe, which was forming uneasily. It was the last outgrowth of the ancient traditions of the continent and rather quickly took over and absorbed influences from all the major spheres of civilization – Byzantium, Italy and the Frankish Empire – and transformed them in its own distinctive way into an original culture. The realm took on a direction which over several decades and despite numerous difficulties, resulted in its occupying the position of being a recognized entity within the Central European region, whether in the role of conqueror, opponent or partner.