The Great Powers and Orthodox Christendom
The Crisis over the Eastern Church in the Era of the Crimean War, Hardcover
This new political history of the Orthodox Church in the Ottoman Empire
explains why Orthodoxy became the subject of acute political competition
between the Great Powers during the mid 19th century. It also explores how such
rivalries led, paradoxically, both to secularizing reforms and to Europe's last
great war of religion - the Crimean War.