Arab Orthodox Christians Under the Ottomans 1516-1831
DescriptionFollowing 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. The author draws on archaeological evidence and previously unpublished primary sources uncovered in Russian archives and Middle Eastern monastic libraries to present a vivid and compelling account of this vital but little-known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.
Holy Trinity Seminary Press
June 01, 2016
6.2 X 1.7 X 9.1 inches | 2.45 pounds
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About the Author
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 Language and Literature at Columbia University.