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Russian Orthodox Church
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1. Autocephaly (15th/16th centuries)

The 15th century was a momentous watershed in the history of the Russian Orthodox Church: that was when the church broke with the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople (Patriarchate 2.). After the failed attempt of the metropolitan Isidore of Kiev to extend the union achieved between the Eastern and Western churches in 1439 at the Council of Ferr…

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Wasmuth, Jennifer, “Russian 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 22 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026852>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210601



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