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The Great Church in Captivity: A Study of the Patriarchate of Constantinople from the Eve of the Turkish Conquest to the Greek War of Independence

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This is Sir Steven Runciman's established and widely admired classic account of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, first published in 1968. The Great Church, as the Greeks called the Orthodox Patriarchate, was the spiritual centre of the Byzantine world. The Church's survival during the four centuries of Turkish rule which followed the fall of Constantinople bore witness to its strenght and to the unquenchable vitality of Hellenism. Sir Steven Runciman's history of the Great Church in this period is written with scholarship, sympathy and style.

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This is Sir Steven Runciman's established and widely admired classic account of the Patriarchate of Constantinople.

Synopsis:

The Great Church, as the Greeks called the Orthodox Patriarchate of Constantinople, was the spiritual centre of the Byzantine world. The Church's survival during the four centuries of Turkish rule which followed the fall of Constantinople bore witness to its strength and to the unquenchable vitality of Hellenism.

Synopsis:

First published in 1968, this classic study of the Patriarchate of Constantinople traces the Grecian church's survival as the spiritual center of the Byzantine world during the four centuries of Turkish rule which followed the fall of Constantinople.

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. The Church on the Eve of the Turkish Conquest: 1. The background; 2. The structure of the church; 3. Church and state; 4. The church and the churches; 5. The church and the philosophers; 6. The theology of mysticism; 7. The end of the empire; Part II. The Church Under the Ottoman Sultans: 8. The new pattern; 9. The church and the infidel state; 10. The church and education; 11. The church and the churches: constantinople and Rome; 12. The church and the churches: the Lutheran approach; 13. The church and the churches: the Calvinist patriarch; 14. The church and the churches: the Anglican experiment; 15. Constantinople and Moscow; 16. The definition of doctrine; 17. The phanariots; 18. The church and the Greek people; 19. Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521313100
Author:
Runciman, Steven
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Orthodox Churches
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Istanbul
Subject:
Christianity - Orthodox Churches
Subject:
Christianity - Orthodox
Subject:
World History-European History General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
468
Dimensions:
8.50x5.48x.94 in. 1.17 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This is Sir Steven Runciman's established and widely admired classic account of the Patriarchate of Constantinople.
"Synopsis" by , The Great Church, as the Greeks called the Orthodox Patriarchate of Constantinople, was the spiritual centre of the Byzantine world. The Church's survival during the four centuries of Turkish rule which followed the fall of Constantinople bore witness to its strength and to the unquenchable vitality of Hellenism.
"Synopsis" by , First published in 1968, this classic study of the Patriarchate of Constantinople traces the Grecian church's survival as the spiritual center of the Byzantine world during the four centuries of Turkish rule which followed the fall of Constantinople.
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