The article deals with explication of the term Byzantinism from its origins to the contemporary days. The authoress analyses this term and its reflection in foreign (i.e. French, English and German) and Czech scholastic literature, especially in philosophical works and historiography from the mid-18th until the 20th century. On this basis, she focuses on explication of negative connotations of the term Byzantinism, bringing forth new aspects. She concludes that from the historical point of view, its negative connotation is not well-founded in political and journalistic speech.
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