The Bulgarians in the Seventeenth Century: Slavic Orthodox Society and Culture Under Ottoman Rule

The Bulgarians in the Seventeenth Century: Slavic Orthodox Society and Culture Under Ottoman Rule

by Dennis P. Hupchick
     
 

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Through Bulgarian and Ottoman documents, marginalia, travelers’ accounts, art, and numerous secondary documents, the seventeenth century—considered by historians, as the nadir of Bulgarian national history—is examined as to the question of the Slavic society’s continued existence despite centuries of foreign political, social and spiritual domination by the Ottoman… See more details below

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Through Bulgarian and Ottoman documents, marginalia, travelers’ accounts, art, and numerous secondary documents, the seventeenth century—considered by historians, as the nadir of Bulgarian national history—is examined as to the question of the Slavic society’s continued existence despite centuries of foreign political, social and spiritual domination by the Ottoman Empire. The first part outlines the consequences for Bulgarian history of the Muslim Ottoman conquest. The second details the nature of the culture and the forms of expression. The third part consists of an overview of documented seventeenth century Bulgarian Orthodox expression.

Editorial Reviews

The Slavonic Review
Hupchick's study of seventeenth-century Bulgarian cultural history is a major work. It is based on a sound methodological approach, emphasizing quantitative analysis, and is written in a crisp narrative style that is never dull...will be a standard text for many years to come
The Historical Association
this book is a study of cultural survival in the Ottoman Empire. This study is an invaluable addition to our understanding of Bulgaria
Choice
"a useful profile of Christian society under Ottoman rule"
English Historical Review
a mature work of scholarship...written with clarity and efficiency...a fascinating insight into an under-studied area of Bulgarian history

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786493500
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2014
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Dennis P. Hupchick is a professor of history at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. A former Fulbright Scholar to Bulgaria and past president of the scholarly international Bulgarian Studies Association, he is the author of numerous books and articles treating Bulgaria, the Balkans, and Eastern Europe.

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