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Published: 08 September 2016

360 Pages | 29 illus.


ISBN: 9780190276676

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Containing Balkan Nationalism

Imperial Russia and Ottoman Christians, 1856-1914

Denis Vovchenko

Religion and Global Politics

  • Highlights international and domestic efforts to contain ethnonationalism within traditional religious and dynastic institutions in the Ottoman Empire
  • Emphasizes elements of continuity in relations between Russia and Ottoman Christians
  • Investigates the relationship of Russia to Muslim Slavs from Bosnia-Herzegovina and Bulgaria, comparing the importance of religion and ethnicity in Russia and the Balkans from a new angle
  • Offers new analysis suggesting ethnonationalism did not eclipse religious and dynastic identities at the turn of the twentieth century