SEALS OF THE METROPOLIS OF CHALCEDON AND DERCON (2000)
Akilas Millas

Price: € 40.00

Publisher: Foundation of the Hellenic World
452 Pages
ISBN: 690-3957-05-9
Code: 00.10.91.0581
Availability: Available

The book "Seals of the Metropoleis of Chalchedon - Dercon" is a study about the "sealed documented presence and activity of the Greek spirit at its seven-hilled homeland", Constantinople. It examines seals-testimonies of those parishes that continue to be active in the old communities and villages of these metropoleis, as well as those that were decimated after the Treaty of Laussane. In its pages the reader will determine the important contribution of the metropoleis in the preservance and development of Greek orthodox communities of Asia Minor and the promotion of the latter to important financial and social factors of the Ottoman Empire.

The writer follows the development of the formerly flourishing communities, with their parishes, churches and monasteries, but also the schools with the educational institutes, the societies, the associations, the clubs and their reading rooms, evidence of a well-organised society with undeniable financial and cultural vigour.
With the collation of the seals of the shrinking metropoleis Chalchedon and Dercon, decimated after 1922, which come to form part of the ecclesiastical, communal, charitable and cultural course of the parishes of Holiest Arciepiscopate of Constantinople, the whole spectrum of the still living orthodox communities and parishes of the former capital of the Ottoman Empire, the metropolis of all Greeks, is covered.

At the same time, the reader will form a clear picture of the compact and dynamic Greek element of the villages and towns, as well as of the wider countryside around the capital, whose residents lived in direct relation and communication with the urban society of Constantinople, a city which at the end of the 19th century was the resultant not only of Thrace and Bithynia, but of the whole Asia Minor.

The Book is on sale at the Museum Shop, in the Cultural Centre of FHW, as well as at major bookstores in Greece. For further information contact the Museum Shop of the Cultural Centre, tel.: +(30) 212 254 0000 or write at sales@ime.gr.

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