Course Content (Syllabus)
Relationship rules and state provisions in the Byzantine Empire. The decline of legislative production by the state and the gradual assumption of competence on the part of the Church. The administration of law and its sources during the period of Ottoman domination. The canonical Thessalonikeia Secretariat of the 14th century. The law content patriarchal and synodical decisions and the justice of the Patriarchal Synod of Constantinople and the individual organs. Issues of family and inheritance law. Relationship Ottoman State and Church in the Turkish occupied areas. The normal rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Turkish-occupied northern Macedonia and the wider area.
The thirteen sections of the course are structured as follows:
1. The state of the law from the 12th to the 14th century.
2. The canonical production in Thessaloniki during the 14th century.
3. Matthew Sprout, Constantine Armenopoulos and canonical work.
4. The judicial role of the Church in the administration of law from the 14th century onwards.
5. The influence of canon law in shaping law institutions in the post-Byzantine period.
6. Patriarchal award decisions and law in Turkish-occupied northern Greece.
7. The canonical collections of Danubian. Sources and content.
8. The Provincial Synod Metropolitan of Thessaloniki. Jurisdiction, powers, regular decisions.
9. The law of betrothal and marriage in Turkish-occupied northern Greece.
10. The religious provisions of Berat and Ottoman firman and their importance for the administration of the Orthodox Foundation.
11. The penance the excommunication. Law and practice.
12. canonical provisions and institutions inheritance.
13. The patriarchal laws in Turkish-Macedonian area.
Law, Ottoman, Patriarchal and Synodical decisions, Byzantine Empire