Posted by Elizabeth on July 31, 2001 at 12:55:15:
In Reply to: Re: Secret Schools...Do you believe they really existed? posted by Kostantina on July 31, 2001 at 11:28:48:
: The existence of the "secret schools" is for the most part
: a myth propagated
: by the Orthodox church in order to attempt to cover up its less
: than heroic attitude during Ottoman rule.
: Remember that, although by no means independent, the
: Orthodox Church nevertheless
: enjoyed a strong position under the Turks. In every day
: activities, normal Greeks would never come directly into contact
: with Turkish authorities, but only through the church which
: acted as mediator.
This is pretty much what I was taught. In fact...it's very difficult to find ANY reputable historians who argue for anything else. (*I* can't find any) I was very surprised (and a little amused) at the "secret school" thing. Talk about propaganda....wow. And...as you can see...they're also teaching this to converts as well.
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