Venerating St. Michael the Archangel in the Holy Roman Empire and in Bulgaria, Tenth–Eleventh Centuries: Similarities, Differences, Transformations. Medieval Worlds|Volume 2016.3 medieval worlds Volume 2016.3|
KeywordsSt Michael the Archangel
early medieval Bulgaria
Holy Roman Empire
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AbstractThe interest in the relations between Bulgaria and the Ottonians has existed for a long time and has recently intensified.1 This article, however, shall not discuss this topic, but will instead explore the phenomenon of the cult of St. Michael the Archangel, with the goal of examining it within the framework of Christian Europe during the early Middle Ages, where the Bulgarians will be viewed as representing its east and the Germans its west, respectively.