Russian Policy in the Orthodox East: The Patriarchate of Constantinople (1878-1914)

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De Gruyter Open, Jul 1, 2014 - Religion - 144 pages
The book is the first attempt to make a systematic analysis of the Russian ecclesiastical policy in the diocese of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in the period of 1878-1914. It is based mainly on unedited materials from the archives of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sofia, Athens, Belgrade and Istanbul. Using the existing publications on the political aspects of the Eastern question, the author presents a new understanding of the role of Russia in the East Mediterranean region at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries.
 

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Contents

The Byzantine Legacy in Russian Foreign Policy in the Second
20
PanSlavism or Imperial Nationalism? The Role of Russia in the Greek
69
Russia and Mt Athos 18781914
84
Russian Monks in the Dechani Monastery 19021914 99
99
Conclusion 117
117
Index130
130
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Lora Gerd, St. Petersburg Institute of History, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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