The Orthodox Faith and Church in French Rossica of the 18th Century – Chappe d’Auteroche and Charles Masson Cover Image
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Prawosławie i Cerkiew we francuskich Rossica XVIII wieku – Chappe’a d’Auteroche’a i Charles’a Massona
The Orthodox Faith and Church in French Rossica of the 18th Century – Chappe d’Auteroche and Charles Masson

Author(s): Jolanta Kazimierczyk-Kuncer
Subject(s): History, Cultural history
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: The Orthodox faith; The Orthodox Church; despotism; Chappe d’Auteroche; Charles Masson

Summary/Abstract: The presentation shows the polemics of French travellers: Chappe d’Auteroche andPhilip Mason, who reveal the secrets of Russian mirage during their journeys to Russia ofCatherine II. The Orthodox faith and the institution of the Orthodox Church, which alongsidethe despotism of the authorities turn out to be the major source of Russia’s gloomyhistory, are at the heart of their reliable and insightful analyses. Revealing the weaknesses ofthe faith, it is the religion where they discover a hidden spring of Russian politics, which made the nation become the slavish peasants taught only to humble if confronted with force.Devoid of freedom or authority, the Orthodox Church, fully dependent on secular power,serves the despotic ruler.

  • Issue Year: 453/2016
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 107-120
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish