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Gershon C. Bacon, The Politics of Tradition: Agudat Yisrael in Poland, 1916–1939. Jerusalem: The Magnes Press, 1996. 331 pp.

Alan Mittleman

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195134681
eISBN:
9780199848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134681.003.0019
Subject:
History, History of Religion

A review of the book, The Politics of Tradition: Agudat Yisrael in Poland, 1916–1939 by Gershon C. Bacon is presented. Students of interwar Polish Jewry, modern Jewish politics and Orthodoxy will ... More


The Peoples of the Islamic Empires

Gerald MacLean and Nabil Matar

in Britain and the Islamic World, 1558–1713

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199203185
eISBN:
9780191728433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203185.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Early British travellers and traders in the Islamic world met people from different ethnicities, religions, and races. Unlike the internal uniformity of European countries, the Ottoman, Safavid, and ... More


‘People of God’ Part I: The Logics of Popular Orthodoxy

Nicholas Doumanis

in Before the Nation: Muslim-Christian Coexistence and its Destruction in Late-Ottoman Anatolia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199547043
eISBN:
9780191746215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547043.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

Despite the fact that Muslims and Christians were determined to remain distinct, the most intimate connections that were developed between these communities in Anatolia were through religion. The ... More


British Jewry, Zionism, and the Jewish State, 1936-1956

Stephan E. C. Wendehorst

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199265305
eISBN:
9780191730849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265305.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

The purpose of this book is to explore the relationship between British Jewry and Zionism from 1936 to 1956, during a, if not the, crucial period in modern Jewish history, encompassing both the shoah ... More


Autocephaly and Facets of Orthodoxy

Lucien J. Frary

in Russia and the Making of Modern Greek Identity, 1821–1844

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198733775
eISBN:
9780191798191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733775.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

Russian responses to the question of Greek Church independence demonstrate the centrality of religion to the foreign policy of St Petersburg during the reign of Nicholas I. Considering the relations ... More


Conclusion

Tara Alberts

in Conflict and Conversion: Catholicism in Southeast Asia, 1500-1700

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199646265
eISBN:
9780191747830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646265.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

This book has explored how missionaries attempted to introduce Catholicism into three disparate regions of Southeast Asia and interrogates the reasons behind their successes and failures. The ... More


The Crisis of Religious Toleration in Imperial Russia: Bibikov's System for the Old Believers, 1841–1855

Thomas Marsden

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198746362
eISBN:
9780191808920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746362.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Religion

This book is about an unprecedented attempt by the government of Russia’s tsar Nicholas I (1825–55) to eradicate what was seen as one of the greatest threats to its political security: the religious ... More


Russia and the Making of Modern Greek Identity, 1821–1844

Lucien J. Frary

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198733775
eISBN:
9780191798191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733775.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

The birth of the Greek nation in 1830 was a pivotal event in modern European history and in the history of nation-building in general. As the first internationally recognized state to appear on the ... More


The Tsar's Foreign Faiths: Toleration and the Fate of Religious Freedom in Imperial Russia

Paul W. Werth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199591770
eISBN:
9780191757778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591770.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The Russian Empire presented itself to its subjects and the world as an Orthodox state, a patron and defender of Eastern Christianity. Yet the tsarist regime also praised itself for granting ... More


Introduction

Thomas Marsden

in The Crisis of Religious Toleration in Imperial Russia: Bibikov's System for the Old Believers, 1841–1855

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198746362
eISBN:
9780191808920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746362.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Religion

The introduction looks at the history of the Russian Orthodox schism, and the different means by which the tsarist government confronted the dissenting Old Believers since their appearance in the ... More


Epilogue

Thomas Marsden

in The Crisis of Religious Toleration in Imperial Russia: Bibikov's System for the Old Believers, 1841–1855

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198746362
eISBN:
9780191808920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746362.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Religion

The Epilogue looks at the long-term impact of Bibikov’s system. At first glance, it appears to have been a short-lived anomaly. The enlightened bureaucrats who had helped to develop its theoretical ... More


Introduction

Lucien J. Frary

in Russia and the Making of Modern Greek Identity, 1821–1844

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198733775
eISBN:
9780191798191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733775.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter introduces the debates surrounding the formation of the movement for Greek independence and the emergence of Greek national identity. It reviews Russian foreign policy in the Ottoman ... More


The Russian Ecclesiastical Mission and the Defense of Orthodoxy

Lucien J. Frary

in Russia and the Making of Modern Greek Identity, 1821–1844

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198733775
eISBN:
9780191798191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733775.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

Responses to the independence of the Greek Church and the creation of new ecclesiastical institutions illustrate the central distinction within Greek society in the post-revolutionary era, between ... More


Secret Societies, Armed Rebellions, and Oracular Prophecies

Lucien J. Frary

in Russia and the Making of Modern Greek Identity, 1821–1844

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198733775
eISBN:
9780191798191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733775.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

In nineteenth-century Greece, secret societies and oracular prophecies provided nationalists with a powerful repertoire of myths and symbols easily adapted to modern politics. During the Eastern ... More


Absolutism under Siege

Lucien J. Frary

in Russia and the Making of Modern Greek Identity, 1821–1844

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198733775
eISBN:
9780191798191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733775.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter explores the 1843 Revolution and National Assembly of 1844 in Greece from the perspective of Russian archives. Analysis of the background and course of these events provides a means of ... More


Conclusion

Lucien J. Frary

in Russia and the Making of Modern Greek Identity, 1821–1844

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198733775
eISBN:
9780191798191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733775.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

Russia’s contribution to the making of modern Greece during the period of royal absolutism marks a new stage of Russian political and ecclesiastical enterprise in the Orthodox East. Russia’s appeal ... More


The Foreign Confessions in the Empire's Twilight

Paul W. Werth

in The Tsar's Foreign Faiths: Toleration and the Fate of Religious Freedom in Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199591770
eISBN:
9780191757778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591770.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter investigates religious policies in the Russian Empire's last decade, as the question of “freedom of conscience” was being determined in the Duma. It examines both the tsarist autocracy's ... More


Freedom of Conscience as Legislative Project

Paul W. Werth

in The Tsar's Foreign Faiths: Toleration and the Fate of Religious Freedom in Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199591770
eISBN:
9780191757778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591770.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The Revolution of 1905 reconfigured Russia's religious order in profound ways. Diverse constituencies scrambled to shape the final contours of the new religious order, and the ensuing struggle took ... More


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