Belgrade Metropolitanate 1825–1831

Radosavljević, Nedeljko V. (2018) Belgrade Metropolitanate 1825–1831. In: Belgrade 1521–1867. Zbornici radova (38). Institute of History, Yunus Emre Enstitüsü Turkish Cultural Centre, Beograd, pp. 297-313. ISBN 978-86-7743-132-7

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The paper sheds light on the situation in the Belgrade Metropolitanate from 1825 to 1831, at the time of gradual withdrawal of the Ottoman authorities and strengthening of the Serbian people’s authorities. Information is given about the structure of the Orthodox Church in the area of the Smederevo sanjak, with its centre in Belgrade. It is explained that Ottoman Belgrade was not only a Muslim, but also an important Christian centre, where the Belgrade Metropolitanate had its seat and a range of buildings that fit in the Oriental physiognomy of the varoš. The territory of the Belgrade Metropolitanate followed the lines of the Ottoman administrative division for the purpose of easer communication with the government authorities. It is shown why the Ottoman authorities in the interior of the Smederevo sanjak, which gradually became the core of the modern Serbian state, were becoming increasingly weaker, while remaining in Belgrade proper until the withdrawal of the Ottoman garrison in 1867. A great change is also seen in the fact that the Serbian national authorities, established after the Second Serbian Uprising of 1815, increasingly intervened in ecclesiastical issues. The paper also focuses on the great restoration of church life after 1815, particularly in the 1825–1831 period, when the Belgrade Metropolitanate was led by Metropolitans Kiril and Antim. Belgrade Metropolitan Antim played a significant role in the consolidation of Serbian statehood in 1830, when he anointed Prince Miloš as ruler of Serbia, and in the transformation of the church structure into the autonomous Orthodox Church in the Principality of Serbia

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: COBISS.SR-ID - 272245772
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ottoman Empire, Smederevo sanjak, Principality of Serbia, Belgrade, Orthodox Church, Belgrade Metropolitanate, metropolitans, clergy, autonomy
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
Depositing User: Slavica Merenik
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2021 12:23
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2023 10:48

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