The Bulgarians in the Seventeenth Century: Slavic Orthodox Society and Culture Under Ottoman Rule

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McFarland, 1993 - History - 314 pages
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Through Bulgarian and Ottoman documents, marginalia, travelers accounts, art, and numerous secondary documents, the seventeenth century--considered by historians, as the nadir of Bulgarian national history--is examined as to the question of the Slavic societys continued existence despite centuries of foreign political, social and spiritual domination by the Ottoman Empire. The first part outlines the consequences for Bulgarian history of the Muslim Ottoman conquest. The second details the nature of the culture and the forms of expression. The third part consists of an overview of documented seventeenth century Bulgarian Orthodox expression.

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Introduction l
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The Social Position of the Bulgarians
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Threats to Bulgarian Orthodox Culture Posed
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Dennis P. Hupchick teaches history at Wilkes University, Pennsylvania, where he also directs the East European and Russian Studies Program. He is co-author of "The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Balkans "and "The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe," among many other books.

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