Arab Orthodox Christians Under The Ottomans 1516?1831 by Constantin Alexandrovich PanchenkoArab Orthodox Christians Under The Ottomans 1516?1831 by Constantin Alexandrovich Panchenko

Arab Orthodox Christians Under The Ottomans 1516?1831

byConstantin Alexandrovich PanchenkoTranslated bySamuel Noble, Brittany Pheiffer Noble

Paperback | June 1, 2016

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Following the so called “Arab Spring” the world’s attention has been drawn to the presence of significant minority religious groups within the predominantly Islamic Middle East. Of these minorities Christians are by far the largest, comprising over 10% of the population in Syria and as much as 40% in Lebanon.The largest single group of Christians are the Arabic-speaking Orthodox. This work fills a major lacuna in the scholarship of wider Christian history and more specifically that of lived religion within the Ottoman empire. The author draws on archaeological evidence and previously unpublished primary sources uncovered in Russian archives and Middle Eastern monastic libraries to present a vivid and compelling account of this vital but little-known spiritual and political culture, situating it within a complex network of relations reaching throughout the Mediterranean, the Caucasus and Eastern Europe. The work is made more accessible to a non-specialist reader by the addition of a glossary, whilst the scholar will benefit from a detailed bibliography of both primary and secondary sources.
Samuel Noble is a researcher specializing in the history of Arab Christianity. He is the co-editor of The Orthodox Church in the Arab World: An Anthology of Sources, 700-1700. C.A. Panchenko is a professor of Middle Eastern History at the Lomonosov Moscow State University. Brittany Pheiffer Noble is a doctoral candidate in Slavic Langu...
Title:Arab Orthodox Christians Under The Ottomans 1516?1831Format:PaperbackDimensions:676 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.5 inPublished:June 1, 2016Publisher:Holy Trinity PublicationsLanguage:English

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"This manuscript fills an important lacuna in the wider history of the Christian Church as it unfolds the presence and extent of indigenous Arabic-speaking believers in the Levant...These are matters of great complexity and a fuller understanding of them will help to shape our understanding of the takfirism against which we now struggle." —His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East