Synopses & Reviews
This volume traces the rich social, cultural, economic and political history of the Greeks during National Period up till the military coup of 1909. Often referred to as the 'Long Nineteenth Century, ' this period witnessed the establishment of a Greek nation-state and this development had a profound impact on the Greeks of the Diaspora. As well as examining some of the topics analyzed in earlier volumes, such as identity and migration, the book examines some key themes that were especially important in shaping the development of Greek culture during the nineteenth century. Among them are the impact of the formation of the nation-state, the formation of multi-tiered, multinational social structure, and the development of a transnational Greek culture. Multidisciplinary in approach, comparative in perspective and based upon cutting-edge literature, this book makes a substantive and original contribution to the study of the Greek people during the Modern period.
Often referred to as the 'Long Nineteenth Century' this period witnessed the establishment of a Greek nation-state which had a profound impact on the Greeks everywhere.
Innovatively situating the story of the Greeks into a broader Ottoman and Mediterranean context, Thomas Gallant presents the most in-depth exploration of Greek society and culture available in any language. This is a substantive and original contribution to the study of the Greek people during the Modern period
About the Author
Thomas W. Gallant
is Professor of Modern Greek History at the University of California, San Diego.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
List of Graph and Charts
List of Tables
List of Maps
Series Editors Preface
1. The Winds of Change
2. New Greek Realities
3. The War that Change the Greek World
4. Contested State Formation (1832-1863)
5. Liberal Modernization: Successes and Failures (1863-1893)
6. The Social History of Every day Life
7. The Economy between Traditional and Modern
8. The Greek fin-de-siecle (1893-1913)
Guide to Further Reading