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Orthodox Christianity and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Southeastern Europe
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Orthodox Christianity and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Southeastern Europe

Lucian N. Leustean

Abstract

Nation-building processes in the Orthodox commonwealth brought together political institutions and religious communities in their shared aims of achieving national sovereignty. Chronicling how the churches of Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, and Serbia acquired independence from the Patriarchate of Constantinople in the wake of the Ottoman Empire's decline, Orthodox Christianity and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Southeastern Europe examines the role of Orthodox churches in the construction of national identities. Drawing on archival material available after the fall of communism in Southeastern ... More

Keywords: Orthodox Christianity, Nationalism, Autocephaly, Ethno-Philetism, Ottoman Empire, Ecumenical Patriarchate, Greece, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780823256068
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823256068.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lucian N. Leustean, editor
Aston University

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