Religion, Society, and World Relations Faculty of Philosophy

Eastern Christians and the Republic of Letters between the 16th and 18th centuries

Vasilios N. Makrides: The Republic of Letters, a wide network of intellectuals, also has an Eastern side with numerous actors communicating in Greek, Latin, Arabic or Slavic languages (especially on religious issues). Despite the existence of extensive sources, this topic has rarely been studied interdisciplinary and from an "entangled history" perspective. In order to enable a more complete cartography of this East-West exchange (16th-18th century), this project will bring together scholars of modern Greek and Slavic studies, (East European) historians and Orientalists.

Duration
2019 - 2021

Funding
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG),
Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme,
Villa Vigoni. Centro Italo-Tedesco per l'eccellenza europea :
45 000 Euro

Project management

Prof. Dr. Vasilios N. Makrides
Holder of the Professorship for Orthodox Christianity (Orthodoxes Christentum) (Faculty of Philosophy)

The Republic of Letters, a wide network of intellectuals, also has an Eastern side with numerous actors communicating in Greek, Latin, Arabic or Slavic languages (especially on religious issues). Despite the existence of extensive sources, this topic has rarely been studied interdisciplinary and from an "entangled history" perspective. In order to enable a more complete cartography of this East-West exchange (16th-18th century), this project will bring together scholars of modern Greek and Slavic studies, (East European) historians and Orientalists.

Research on Religion East-West Relationships Early Modern Times and Modernity

Cooperation partner

Research focus

Religion, Society, and World Relations