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Colonizing Christianity: Greek and Latin Religious Identity in the Era of the Fourth Crusade

George E. Demacopoulos


This book employs postcolonial critique to analyze the transformations of Greek and Latin religious identity in the wake of the Fourth Crusade. Through close readings of texts from the period of Latin occupation, the book argues that the experience of colonization splintered the Greek community over how best to respond to the Latin other while illuminating the mechanisms by which Western Christians authorized and exploited the Christian East. The experience of colonial subjugation opened permanent fissures within the Orthodox community, which struggled to develop a consistent response to aggre ... More

Keywords: Fourth Crusade, colonization, Western Christians, Christian East, Roman Church, Latin religious identity, Greek religious identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780823284429
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823284429.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George E. Demacopoulos, author
Fordham University