Orthodoxy and the Cold War

Religion and Political Power in Romania, 1947–65

  • Lucian N. Leustean

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Lucian N. Leustean
    Pages 1-9
  3. Lucian N. Leustean
    Pages 139-162
  4. Lucian N. Leustean
    Pages 189-195
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 196-273

About this book


Explores the dynamics between Orthodoxy and politics in Romania, providing an accessible narrative on church-state relations from the establishment of the state in 1859 to the rise of Ceau?escu in 1965. The book argues that Romanian national communism had an ally in a strong Church, and analyzes religious diplomacy with actors in the West.


Cold War communism diplomacy Europe

Authors and affiliations

  • Lucian N. Leustean
    • 1
  1. 1.Aston UniversityBirminghamUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-30411-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-59494-4
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