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Ostrog
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(250 km northeast of Lviv [Lemberg], Ukraine), chosen seat of the Ruthenian Udel princes of Ostrog; from the mid-14th century steadily built up as a defensive fortress against Tartar attack. With the rise of the princes of Ostrog to the highest rank of the Polish-Lithuanian aristocratic republic, Ostrog gained particular importance as a political and cultural center for the defence of Ruthenian interests, and the strengthening of the position of the Eastern Church in the process of confessionalization. Under Prince Constantine a school of the Eastern Churc…

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Oswalt, Julia, “Ostrog”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024291>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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