Latin rite Christians in Constantinople during the 10th-11th Century
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Anyone know of any books about Latin rite Christians who were living in Constantinople during the 10th-11th century, or before and during the time of Patriarch Michael Cerularius. I know there were some Italian merchants living there during that time and they had some churches (St. Mary of the Amalfitans/St. Mary of the Latins is one example) for their community, but I'm looking for something with more detail. Also, anyone know of books of Latin Christians living in the Byzantine East in general before the schism and also the Varangian Guard's religious lives (they used the Latin rite according to Fr. Adrian Fortescue) .
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No, but it's a fascinating topic, and I look forward to anything that people can suggest.
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So far I've only found this, but it is personally useless to me because I can't speak or read French. If you have a google account it is free to download. It seems that books on topics like this are available only in other languages like French, German, Spanish, Italian, etc.

If anyone finds any books in English, let me know because I would be very interested.



https://books.google.com/books?id=dbNMAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Histoire+de+la+latinit%C3%A9+de+Constantinople&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjXprD07qjaAhURR6wKHfLMCtYQ6AEIJzAA#v=onepage&q=Histoire%20de%20la%20latinit%C3%A9%20de%20Constantinople&f=false
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(04-07-2018, 02:06 AM)Echo Wrote: Anyone know of any books about Latin rite Christians who were living in Constantinople during the 10th-11th century, or before and during the time of Patriarch Michael Cerularius. I know there were some Italian merchants living there during that time and they had some churches (St. Mary of the Amalfitans/St. Mary of the Latins is one example) for their community, but I'm looking for something with more detail. Also, anyone know of books of Latin Christians living in the Byzantine East in general before the schism and also the Varangian Guard's religious lives (they used the Latin rite according to Fr. Adrian Fortescue) .
Peace.....I am hoping someone responds to your inquiry because I would like to read upon this now that I know about it!  Thankyou!  angeltime :heart:
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There was also a presence of Latin monks both in Jerusalem (way before the Crusades) and on Mt. Athos (yes there were Latins on Mt. Athos). The presence of the Latin Monks is evident by the letter some Latin monks sent to Pope Leo III during the filioque controversy (http://www.geocities.ws/trvalentine/orth...eoiii.html). There was also a Latin monastery in Jerusalem called St. Mary of the Latins (not the same as the one in Constantinople). 

This source (https://books.google.com/books?id=YYAPAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA670&dq=st.+mary+of+the+amalfitans+constantinople&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjt8av5ganaAhUEna0KHaT9AwUQ6AEIRTAF#v=onepage&q=st.%20mary%20of%20the%20amalfitans%20constantinople&f=false) list several of the Latin Churches in Constantinople during that time. They included:
  • St. Mary of the Amalfitans (founded by the Mauro family)
  • St. Stephen (founded under Emperor Basil II by St. Stephen, King of Hungary)
  • The Varangian Guard church (composed of Scandinavians and Anglo-Saxons)
Here is a French Wikipedia article on the Latin monastery on Mt. Athos (https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monast%C3%..._l%27Athos). You might need to use Google translate.

Also a French Wikipedia article on the Latin monastery in Jerusalem (https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sainte-Marie-Latine).

Here is some information on Mauro of Amalfi (https://books.google.com/books?id=v3BoAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA387&dq=st.+mary+of+the+amalfitans+constantinople&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjt8av5ganaAhUEna0KHaT9AwUQ6AEITTAH#v=onepage&q=st.%20mary%20of%20the%20amalfitans%20constantinople&f=false)
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I knew about the Latins on Athos. It was a Benedictine House if I remember correctly.
Jovan-Marya of the Immaculate Conception Weismiller, T.O.Carm.

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Deum timete, regem honorificate.
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  “Qui me amat, amet et canem meum. (Who loves me will love my dog also.)” 
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According to this source (https://books.google.com/books?id=peomAAAAMAAJ&q=st.+mary+of+the+amalfitans+constantinople&dq=st.+mary+of+the+amalfitans+constantinople&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjt8av5ganaAhUEna0KHaT9AwUQ6AEIUzAI), "a Latin community existed in Constantinople at the time of the city's conquest. Most of its members were Italians who had been emigrating to Constantinople over the past several hundred years and had been allowed by the emperors the privilege of possessing their own Latin churches and clergy. The first of the Italian colonies formed was composed of merchants from Amalfi arriving early in the tenth century."

You can't see that quote in the above link, but you can in this one. Scroll down to the second to last book. (https://www.google.com/search?biw=1920&bih=943&tbm=bks&ei=GyvJWt-bGsWUtQWjqpfoBw&q=st.+mary+of+the+amalfitans+constantinople&oq=st.+mary+of+the+amalfitans+constantinople&gs_l=psy-ab.3...7984.13420.0.13688.25.25.0.0.0.0.280.3528.0j16j4.20.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..5.0.0....0.3mejhD4iQWE)
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(04-07-2018, 05:10 PM)jovan66102 Wrote: I knew about the Latins on Athos. It was a Benedictine House if I remember correctly.

You are correct. The Latin monastery on Mt. Athos was a Benedictine monastery.

This blogger has written an article on it. I think the author has converted to Catholicism (he was Orthodox at the time of this article).
https://eirenikon.wordpress.com/2009/08/...agiorites/
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