The Great Powers and Orthodox Christendom

The Crisis over the Eastern Church in the Era of the Crimean War

  • Authors
  • Jack Fairey

Part of the Histories of the Sacred and the Secular 1700–2000 book series (HISASE)

About this book


This new political history of the Orthodox Church in the Ottoman Empire explains why Orthodoxy became the subject of acute political competition between the Great Powers during the mid 19th century. It also explores how such rivalries led, paradoxically, both to secularizing reforms and to Europe's last great war of religion - the Crimean War.


Orthodox Church Great Powers Crimean War Diplomacy Ottoman Empire 19th century Greek Eastern Question Religion Secularization Tanzimat theocracy crusades empire Europe history political history religion revolution

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