Das erloschene Slawentum des Obermaingebietes und sein vorchristlicher Opferbrauch (trebo) im Spiegel eines mutmaßlich würzburgischen Synodalbeschlusses aus dem 10. Jahrhundert
Ugaslo slovanstvo ob gorenji Maini in njegovo predkrščansko žrtvovanje (trebo) v luči domnevno würzburškega sinodalnega sklepa iz 10. stoletja

Hans-Dietrich Kahl

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3986/sms.v7i0.1763


The Old Slavic term trěba (sacrifice) has hardly survived Christianization. Presumably the oldest report about this ritual dates from 785 and appears as the Würzburg Synodal Resolution from the 10th century. The resolution speaks about the draconic measures against church heretics, all of whom were strangely of non-Frankish origin. Slavic and German imperial subjects are treated equally, and Slavs have their own judicial community. Their religion is syncretistic and the degree of their Christianization unclear. A strong resistance against the Church was evident. Trebo (sic), the ritual feast, was one of the forbidden returns to “paganism.” Analyzed are grammatical usages of the terms idolatria, idolothytum, and paganismus, and a new insight into the prehistory of the Bamberg diocese is given.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.3986/sms.v7i0.1763


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