Episcopal centers in the Northern Bulgarian Black Sea coast, IV-VI century Cover Image

Епископски центрове по Северното българско Черноморие
Episcopal centers in the Northern Bulgarian Black Sea coast, IV-VI century

Author(s): Danail Petrov
Subject(s): History, Cultural history, Comparative history, Local History / Microhistory, Ancient World, Middle Ages, Theology and Religion, 6th to 12th Centuries, History of Religion
Published by: Издателска къща "Гутенберг"
Keywords: Centers of religion; Balkan history; history; Religion; Churches;
Summary/Abstract: Northern Bulgarian Black Sea coast was colonized by the ancient Greeks who created the colonies Odessos (Varna), Dionisopolis (Balchik), Bison (Kavarna) was Tirizis-Acre (Kaliakra). Following the imposition of Roman power in these lands here were disseminated the official Roman cults, and later - Christianity. In Late Antiquity (IV-VI c.) Christianity became the official religion and with agreements of the central government were created Episcopal centers. Despite the lack of written sources it could be assumed that these cities were becoming Episcopal centers in the province Secon Mizia.