Historiography of Ottoman Europe

Χρησμολόγιον Κωνσταντινουπόλεως, νέας Ρώμης, παρῳχημένον, ἐνεστὼς καὶ μέλλον, ἐκ διαφόρων συγγραφέων συλλεχθὲν καὶ συναρμοσθὲν παρὰ τοῦ πανιεροτάτου καὶ σοφωτάτου μητροπολίτου Γάζης κυρίου Παϊσίου, ὑπερτίμου καὶ ἐξάρχου πάσης γῆς ἐπαγγελίας

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Translated Title
Book of Prophecies, past, present, and future, about Constantinople, the new Rome, by different authors compiled and edited by the most holy and learned Metropolitan of Gaza, kyr Paisios, most honored and exarch over the entire Promised Land (English)
Ligaridis, Paisios [Metropolitan of Gaza ] (1609-1678) | VIAF | ISNI
Publication Type
Collection of prophecies (χρησμολόγιον) on the fall and reconquest of Constantinople dedicated to the Muscovite tsar Aleksey Mikhailovich in 1656. It included a “Prophecy of the Fair-Haired People” foretelling the liberation of the former byzantine capital from the “pagan” Ottoman rule by Russia and ascribing temporarily to Moscow the role of a third Rome. “We, the Romans, handed on to the Muscovites not only our faith, but also the Empire”, writes Ligaridis.
  • Πατριαρχικῆς Βιβλιοθήκης τῶν Ἱεροσολύμων/Library of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem | Hierosolymus gr. 160
  • Εθνική Βιβλιοθήκη της Ελλάδος/National Library of Greece | ΜΠΤ 23
  • Library of the Romanian Academy | Biblioteca Academiei Române - BAR ms. gr. 386
Other Version
Secondary Literature
Prophecy , Oracle , Fall of Constantinople , Muscovy , Tsar Aleksey Mikhailovich , “Prophecy of the Fair-Haired People” , liberation of Constantinople , fall of the Ottoman Empire , Moscow the third Rome , ,
Geographic Keywords
Library of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem, National Library of Greece, Library of the Romanian Academy