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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).
== 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.
* [[w:Byzantine commonwealth|Byzantine commonwealth]] at Wikipedia.
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