Christianizing Crimea: Shaping Sacred Space in the Russian Empire and Beyond

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In 19th-century Russia, religious culture permeated politics at the highest levels, and Orthodox Christian groups including refugees from the Russo-Ottoman wars as well as the church itself influenced Russian domestic and foreign policy. Likewise, Russian policy with the Ottoman Empire inspired the creation of a holy place in ethnically and religiously diverse Crimea. Looking to the monastic state of Mount Athos in Greece, Orthodox Church authorities in the mid-1800s attempted to create a monastic community in Crimea, which ...

Christianizing Crimea: Shaping Sacred Space in the Russian Empire and Beyond 2009, Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780875804125

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