DISSERTAZIONE POLEMICO-CRITICA SOPRA DUE DUBBI DI COSCIENZA CONCERNENTI GLI ARMENI CATTOLICI SUDDITI DELL’ IMPERO OTTOMANO PRESENTATA ALLA SACRA CONGREGAZIONE DI PROPAGANDA
In the Italian language
During the rule of the once-mighty Ottoman Empire, Armenians constituted a distinct millet, led by the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople. Under this system, Christians and Jews were considered religious minorities/second-class citizens; they were subjected to elevated taxation, but in return, they were granted autonomy within their own religious communities and were exempted from military service. Growing religious and political influence from neighboring communities necessitated the implementation of security measures that often required a longer waiting period for minorities to seek legal recourse in the courts. Under the Ottoman rule, Armenians formed three distinct millets: Armenian Orthodox Gregorians, Armenian Catholics, and Armenian Protestants (in the 19th century.
Venice, Carlo Palese, 1783.
Pp.: /8/; 256
Dimensions: 28 x 18 cm
Binding: Original leather binding. Gilted covers, damaged bottom corners, rubbed edges, some signs of wear on the panels.
Condition: Stamp and inscriptions by the previous owner on the title page. Stamps also on Pp. 17 and 105. Minor stains, cracked gutter.
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