Bulgarians Civilizers of the Slavs reveals less known and unknown facts and events of the Bulgarian history. Few know that it was the Bulgarians who introduced the Slav people into the European Christian Civilization of the Middle Ages - a basis on which contemporary Europe is built. Reading this book every Bulgarian feels more proud for being Bulgarian, and every foreigner is intrigued by the people who gave the alphabet to the Slavic and non-Slavic people occupying the lands between Central Europe and the Pacific Ocean. In recognition of this in 1979 Pope Pavel II declared the creators of the Slavic alphabet, the Bulgarians Cyril and Mathodius, for patrons of Europe.
"Very few people know, however, that it was the Bulgarians who first brought the Slav peoples into the mainstream of European medieval Christian civilization (the basis on which the present day Europe has been built). The credit due to them for the service they rendered in doing this can be gauged, inasmuch as it is known that all through the Middle Ages, right up to the present day, Slav peoples have occupied two-thirds of the territory of Europe and have formed nearly half of its population."
Bozhidar Dimitrov, is a well-known Bulgarian historian working in the sphere of Medieval Bulgarian history, the Ottoman rule of Bulgaria and the Macedonian Question. He was the director of the National Historical Museum, formerly a Bulgarian Socialist Party member, and currently a politician affiliated with the GERB political party. He is Minister without portfolio responsible for Bulgarians abroad in the GERB government.