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Serbian Orthodox Church
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Despite their culturally Serbian or South Slavic character, the two most important ecclesiastical institutions of the early modern Serbian Orthodox Church – the patriarchate of Peć (Patriarchate 4.) and the metropolitanate of Sremski Karlovci – were territorial churches. All Orthodox Christians living within their jurisdiction belonged to them, regardless of ethnic background. Their historical reference point was not the Serbian nation but the medieval Serbian state and its dynasty, the House of Nemanjić, which had be…

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Kraft, Ekkehard, “Serbian 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 08 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_027444>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210601

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