Greek enlightenment in South Russia
Author(s) : Bruess Gregory (15/1/2008)
For citation: Bruess Gregory, "Greek enlightenment in South Russia", 2008,Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Black SeaURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=11096>
Greek enlightenment in Southern Russia was a significant part of the overall enlightenment movement in the Hellenic world of the 18th - early 19th century. Its most important members were the prelates Evgenios Voulgaris and Nikiforos Theotokis, who furthemore were proponents of a much more tolerant attitude vis-a-vis the religious sect of the Old Believers. Odessa was a thriving center of the Greek Enlightenment in Russia. A famous Gymnassium was founded there and many prominent Greek lay intelectuals, such as Konstantinos Vardalachos and Georgios Gennadios taught and edited books.
South Russia, Odessa, Taganrog, Poltava
Mid 18th- early 19th century
2. Eugenios Voulgaris
3. Nikiforos Theotokis
4. The Greek Enlightenment in Odessa
5. Religious toleration and ecclesiastical politics in New Russia
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