Dec 01, 2011 Kozelsky's reading and interpretation of sources that reveal the contribution the Orthodox Church and monastic communities made to the construction of Crimea's Christian identity is her original contribution to the growing field of scholarship dedicated to issues of identity, but Christianizing Crimea also suggests new research agendas forThe Christianization of Kievan Rus' took place in several stages. In early 867, Patriarch Photius of Constantinople announced to other Orthodox patriarchs that the Rus baptised by his bishop, took to Christianity with particular enthusiasm. Photius's attempts at Christianizing the country seem to have entailed no lasting consequences, since the Primary Chronicle and other Slavonic sources christianizing crimea
Christianizing Crimea is a wellwritten, solidly researched, and convincingly argued monograph. It will be of interest to those who work on Eastern Orthodoxy as well as those with interests in Christianity and empire, geography, or war.
Get this from a library! Christianizing Crimea: shaping sacred space in the Russian Empire and beyond. [Mara Kozelsky Christianizing Crimea: Shaping Sacred Space in the Russian Empire and Beyond. By Mara Kozelsky. (DeKaIb: Northern Illinois University Press. 2010. Pp. xiv, 270. 42. 00. ISBN. ) This fine monograph examines the Christianizing of the Crimea from the annexation in the latechristianizing crimea This fine monograph examines the Christianizing of the Crimeafrom the annexation in the lateeighteenth century to the Crimean War and its aftermath.