Byzantine missions among the Slavs. SS. Constantine-Cyril and Methodius

Francis Dvornik



            Francis Dvornik, born in Chomyz, Czechoslovakia, in 1893, was ordained in 1916 and received his D.D. in 1920; he received the Diploma of the Ecole des Sciences politique in Paris in 1923, and the degree of Docteur des lettres from the Sorbonne in 1926. He was appointed Professor of Church History at Charles University in Prague in 1928, and became Dean of its Faculty of Theology in 1935. In 1940 he became Schlumberger Lecturer at the Collège de France in Paris; he was appointed Birbeck Lecturer at Cambridge University in 1946, and in 1949 came to the United States as Professor of Byzantine History at the Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies of Harvard University. Since 1964 he has continued his research and teaching as Professor Emeritus at Dumbarton Oaks. Dr. Dvornik is the author of fifteen books and monographs, of which several have become classics in the fields of Byzantine and Slavic studies. He has also published a large number of articles in scholarly publications throughout the world.


Francis Dvornik





Also Available from Rutgers University Press:


The Slavs in European History and Civilization

by Francis Dvornik


To an observer familiar only with the growth of what is called western Europe, the development of the eastern part of Europe between the thirteenth and eighteenth centuries appears strange, unfamiliar, and at times almost chaotic. It presents difficulties also to anyone trying to find a central basis for the comprehensive history of this important part of Europe, a history which is different from the West in its geographical, ethnic, and cultural aspects. As his basis for studying this complicated period, Dr. Dvornik takes the Slavic nations and treats them as an organic unity.


Drawing upon original sources in Latin, Greek, and Old Slavonic, and upon the considerable but scattered scholarship in the field, the author presents a complete, chronologically arranged history of the Slavic peoples and their neighbors from the Middle Ages through the early modem period. He describes the influence of the rest of Europe on the Slavs and the contribution of the Slavs to the political and cultural growth of the world. Separate sections of tb“ book are devoted to Slavic laws and institutions, to creative arts and literature, and to religious history.


722 pages, 6 Maps, Lists of Rulers, Bibliography, Transliteration and Pronunciation Tables, Index L. C. 61-10259 $17.50



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