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Ottoman and Arab influences on Melkite art in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries
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In the 17th century, the Melkite Patriarchate of Antioch, a church of the Byzantine rite whose territory covers mainly Syria and Lebanon, experienced an artistic revival in Aleppo and Jerusalem that lasted until the second half of the 19th century. The reforming spirit of this revival, which paralleled the Melkite literary revival, was mainly due to the efforts of two metropolitans of Aleppo, Malātyūs Karma (r. 1612-34) and Malātyūs al-Zaʿīm (r. 1635-47), who later became patriarchs of Antioch under the names Aftīmyūs II Karma (1634-5) and Makāryūs III al-Zaʿīm (1647-72).

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Nassif, Charbel, “Ottoman and Arab influences on Melkite art in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_31400>



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