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The Greek Revolution as an Imperial Event, 1797-1830

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  • Wed 25 Nov 2020 17.00 - 19.00
  Add to Calendar 2020-11-25 17:00 2020-11-25 19:00 Europe/Paris The Greek Revolution as an Imperial Event, 1797-1830

This talk addresses three questions surrounding the Greek Revolution that have not been asked enough, or even at all. Why was the Greek Revolution an explicitly Christian undertaking that produced an exclusively Christian state? (It relates to the imperial experiences of the soon-to-be Greeks.) What in the end was the main goal and achievement of the Revolution? (It was not liberty as we understand it.) Why did the European powers oppose and then accept this revolution, having quashed revolutions in other Mediterranean lands? (It has a lot to do with the Congress system, the Holy Alliance, and especially Russia.) A nationalist revolution it was, but also the product of imperial intersections, mobilities, and opportunities, that evolved when France arrived on the Balkan coasts in 1797. 

N.B.: Be aware that due to the COVID-19 safety measures, the event will take place via ZOOM Please register with [email protected]

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This talk addresses three questions surrounding the Greek Revolution that have not been asked enough, or even at all. Why was the Greek Revolution an explicitly Christian undertaking that produced an exclusively Christian state? (It relates to the imperial experiences of the soon-to-be Greeks.) What in the end was the main goal and achievement of the Revolution? (It was not liberty as we understand it.) Why did the European powers oppose and then accept this revolution, having quashed revolutions in other Mediterranean lands? (It has a lot to do with the Congress system, the Holy Alliance, and especially Russia.) A nationalist revolution it was, but also the product of imperial intersections, mobilities, and opportunities, that evolved when France arrived on the Balkan coasts in 1797. 

N.B.: Be aware that due to the COVID-19 safety measures, the event will take place via ZOOM Please register with [email protected]


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Affiliation:
Department of History and Civilization

Type:
Lecture

Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Organiser:
Giorgio Riello
Prof. Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)

Speaker:
Yanni Kotsonis (New York University and Fernand Braudel Fellow)

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2019 March - Privacy Statement for HEC Events.pdf

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