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Romanian Orthodox Church
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1. Historical development

At the end of the Middle Ages, the Romanian Orthodox Church was structured as independent metropolitanates of the principalities, organized on the basis of territorial ethnicity. In 1359, the “Metropolitanate of Hungaro-Wallachia” was recognized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople with its see in Curtea de Argeș (after 1517, Târgoviște; after 1668, Bucharest); and in 1401, the “Metropolitanate of Moldavia” with its see …

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Henkel, Jürgen, “Romanian Orthodox Church”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026849>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210601

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