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In 1364 the Turks defeated a crusade sent by Pope Urban V to regain Adrianople
, but not before the crusaders committed so many atrocities against the Orthodox
Christians that many Bulgarians came to regard Turkish rule as preferable to ...
The immediate destruction wrought by Constantine and his zealous subordinates
is, however, of less moment than the lasting effect of the persecution on the
Orthodox clergy. Briefly put, the church became an institution rent by factions, ...
But the Orthodox faith was less susceptible to change. The Sultan acknowledged
the fact that the church had proved to be the most enduring element in the
Byzantine world, and he gave the Patriarch of Constantinople an unprecedented
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