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Chernivtsi
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(Rumanian Cernăuţi, Russian Černovcy). After the incorporation of Bukovina into the Habsburg Empire in 1775, Czernowitz became the seat of the Orthodox bishop of Radautz (Radauti); while its ancient title was retained, it was joined to the Serbian Habsburg metropolitan see of Karlowitz (Sremski Karlovci). In the spirit of Josephinism, the existing monasteries were suppressed and their assets transferred to a so-called religious endowment to the benefit of the economic and cultural development of the diocese and its secular clerg…

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Plank, Peter, “Chernivtsi”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_03328>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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