Byzantine Commonwealth

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'''Byzantine Commonwealth''' is a term coined by 20th century historians to refer to the area where [[Byzantine Rite|Byzantine liturgical tradition]] was spread during the [[w:Middle Ages|Middle Ages]] by Byzantine missionaries. This area covers approximately the modern-day countries of [[Church of Bulgaria|Bulgaria]], the Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, [[Church of Russia|Russia]], [[Church of Serbia|Serbia]], [[Church of Romania|Romania]], [[Church of Ukraine|Ukraine]], [[Church of Georgia|Georgia]], Moldova and Belarus. The most important treatment of the concept is a study by [[w:Dimitri Obolensky|Dimitri Obolensky]], ''The Byzantine Commonwealth'' (1971).
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'''''Byzantine Commonwealth''''' is a term coined by 20th century historians to refer to the area where [[Byzantine Rite|Byzantine liturgical tradition]] was spread during the [[w:Middle Ages|Middle Ages]] by Byzantine missionaries. This area covers approximately the modern-day countries of [[Church of Bulgaria|Bulgaria]], the Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, [[Church of Russia|Russia]], [[Church of Serbia|Serbia]], [[Church of Romania|Romania]], [[Church of Ukraine|Ukraine]], [[Church of Georgia|Georgia]], Moldova and Belarus. The most important treatment of the concept is a study by [[w:Dimitri Obolensky|Dimitri Obolensky]], ''The Byzantine Commonwealth'' (1971).
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Byzantine Commonwealth is a term coined by 20th century historians to refer to the area where Byzantine liturgical tradition was spread during the Middle Ages by Byzantine missionaries. This area covers approximately the modern-day countries of Bulgaria, the Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Romania, Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova and Belarus. The most important treatment of the concept is a study by Dimitri Obolensky, The Byzantine Commonwealth (1971).


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References

  • Obolensky, Dimitri (1974), The Byzantine Commonwealth: Eastern Europe, 500-1453.
  • Meyendorff, John (1982), The Byzantine Legacy in the Orthodox Church. St Vladimir's Seminary Press, ISBN 0913836907.
  • Byzantine commonwealth at Wikipedia.
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