Rethymno (Crete) Monasteries Foundations in the XVIIth and XVIIIth Centuries


BELLETEN, vol.79, no.285, pp.559-589, 2015 (AHCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 79 Issue: 285
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: BELLETEN
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.559-589
  • Keywords: Crete, Rethymno, monasterie, foundation
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Before modern times, the Ottoman Empire accepted Orthodox Christianity and Judaism as well as Islam as the official religions which should be preserved and protected. Within this framework, all necessary regulations so as to make these religions and their places of worship to continue their existence. One of these regulations is the foundations. However, despite the advanced organization of the Muslim foundations in which every detail was shaped, the Orthodox foundations never experienced such an organization.