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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Cambridge University Press, Oct 24, 1985 - History - 454 pages
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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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Review: 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 book looks at the Greek Orthodox Church in the years leading up to the Turkish conquest of Constantinople until the Greek War of Independence in the 19th century. It was interesting, and I ... Read full review

Review: 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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I am Greek and the book helped me understand better the role of the Orthodox Church in preserving our identity during turkish occupation. Read full review

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