The Expansion of Orthodox Europe: Byzantium, the Balkans and Russia

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This volume aims to clarify the context for the expansion of Western Europe by focusing on what had been the greatest power in early medieval Europe, the Byzantine empire, and on the continuing strengths and expansion of the Orthodox world. Byzantine 'orthodoxy' offered a format for faith, hope and fear in various combinations, involving religious beliefs and an idealised world-order. Its multifaceted nature helps explain Byzantium's success - the resilience of the earthly empire and the appeal of its religious organisation ...

The Expansion of Orthodox Europe: Byzantium, the Balkans and Russia 2007, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780754659204

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