Containing Balkan nationalism : imperial Russia and Ottoman by Denis Vovchenko

By Denis Vovchenko

Containing Balkan Nationalism makes a speciality of the consequences of the Bulgarian nationwide stream that built within the context of Ottoman modernization and of ecu imperialism within the close to East. The circulate aimed to accomplish the prestige of an self reliant Bulgarian Orthodox church, removal ethnic Bulgarians from the jurisdiction of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. This self sufficient church prestige intended criminal and cultural autonomy in the Islamic constitution of the Ottoman Empire, which famous non secular minorities instead of ethnic ones.

Denis Vovchenko exhibits how Russian policymakers, intellectuals, and prelates labored including the Ottoman govt, Balkan and different diplomats, and rival church buildings, to include and defuse ethnic clash between Ottoman Christians throughout the merchandising of supraethnic spiritual associations and identities. The expected preparations have been usually encouraged via smooth visions of a political and cultural union of Orthodox Slavs and Greeks. even if learned or now not, they confirmed the energy and suppleness of supranational identities and associations at the eve of the 1st international conflict. The ebook encourages modern analysts and policymakers to discover the possibility of such conventional loyalties to defuse present ethnic tensions and function natural possible choices to accepted versions of power-sharing and federation.

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Kartashev, Ocherki, vol.  487–​497; vol.  98–​102. 66.  28–​32. 67.  127. 38 38 C on t a ining B a l k a n Na tiona l ism of Peter the Great, supported Nikon’s rapid Byzantinization of the Russian church because it suited his agenda to incorporate Ukraine into his domains. Another reason Patriarch Nikon’s often clumsy and repressive actions received vital government backing was the widely shared expectation in the East that the unification of Russia and Eastern Ukraine was only the first step to reclaiming the Byzantine Empire.

Now it was the seat of the archbishop or metropolitan. 6 Kievan Rus never seemed to have acknowledged universal political pretensions coming from Constantinople.  Petrovich, Michael Boro, The Emergence of Russian Panslavism, 1856–​1870 (Westport: Greenwood Publishers, 1985. First published: New York: Columbia University Press, 1956), pp. 87–​88, 150.  272–​276. 5.  18. 6.  19–​20. 7. Franklin, Simon, “The Empire of the Rhomaioi as Viewed from Kievan Russia: Aspects of Byzantino-​Russian Cultural Relations,” Byzantion, 53, 3 (1983): 526.

The palace doctors examined him and found lice, which, surprisingly, worked out to Rustem’s advantage. If someone had lice, it was considered a positive proof of the absence of leprosy in Ottoman medical circles. ” He became legendary for his enormous wealth he had amassed while serving as Grand Vizier twice from 1544 to 1553 and from 1555 to 1561. He used some of it to build one of Istanbul’s most beautiful smaller mosques, whose tiled interior is decorated with stunning blue and red patterns.

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