1st Edition

The Greek Revolution in the Age of Revolutions (1776-1848) Reappraisals and Comparisons

Edited By Paschalis M. Kitromilides Copyright 2021
    284 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    284 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Greek Revolution in the Age of Revolutions (1776-1848) brings together twenty-one scholars and a host of original ideas, revisionist arguments, and new information to mark the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution of 1821.

    The purpose of this volume is to demonstrate the significance of the Greek liberation struggle to international history, and to highlight how it was a turning point that signalled the revival of revolution in Europe after the defeat of the French Revolution in 1815. It argues that the sacrifices of rebellious Greeks paved the way for other resistance movements in European politics, culminating in the ‘spring of European peoples’ in 1848. Richly researched and innovative in approach, this volume also considers the diplomatic and transnational aspects of the insurrection, and examines hitherto unexplored dimensions of revolutionary change in the Greek world.

    This book will appeal to scholars and students of the Age of Revolution, as well as those interested in comparative and transnational history, political theory and constitutional law.

    The Greek World in the Age of Revolution

    Paschalis M. Kitromilides

    Part I: Resonances of the Age of Revolution I

    1. Revolutions in Europe (1776-1848)

    Annie Jourdan

    2. The Greek Revolution and the Age of Revolution

    David A. Bell

    3. Greece, Spain and the Theory of Emancipation in early European Liberalism

    José Maria Portillo Valdé

    4. Austria and the 1820s Revolutions: Between the Heritage of the Congress of Vienna and Political Change

    Miroslav Šedivý

    Part II: Resonances of the Age of Revolution ΙΙ

    5. Transnationalism and Cosmopolitanism in the 1820s: Philhellenism(s) in the Public Sphere

    Anna Karakatsouli

    6. Greece and the Liberal Revolutions of 1820-1823 in Southern Europe

    John Davis

    7. Greece and 1848: direct responses and underlying connectivities

    Christopher Clark and Christos Aliprantis

    8. «Che dura prova è tentar di greca aquila il dorso». The Greek War of Independence and its Resonance in Sicilian Culture of the Nineteenth Century

    Francesco Scalora

    Part III: Reverberations of Revolution in Eastern and Southern Europe

    9. Russia and Greece in the Age of Revolution

    Simon Dixon

    10. The Decade prior to the Greek Revolution: A Black Hole in Ottoman History

    Şükrü Ilicak

    11. The Serbian, Greek and Romanian Revolutions in Comparison

    Harald Heppner

    Part IV: Revolutionary Waves in the Greek World I

    12. From the Revolts to the Greek Revolution: Economic-Political Realities and Ideological Visions among the Greeks (End of the Eighteenth C.-1821)

    Olga Katsiardi-Hering

    13. The vigilant eye of the Revolution: Public security and police in revolutionary Greece

    Vaso Seirinidou

    Part V: Revolutionary Waves in the Greek World II

    14. Internal conflicts and civil strife in the Serbian and the Greek Revolution: a comparison

    Maria Efthymiou

    15. The Sea and Nation-building: Between a privately-owned, privateering and merchant fleet and a Revolutionary National Navy, 1821-1827

    Gelina Harlaftis and Katerina Galani

    16. Economy and Politics in the Correspondence of the Neapolitan Consuls in Greece

    Anna Maria Rao

    Part VI: Aspirations of freedom in the Greek World

    17. The vision of the rebellious Greeks for a democratic and liberal state: the Constitutions of the Greek revolution

    Spyros Vlachopoulos

    18. Ideals of Freedom in the Greek Revolution and the Political Discourse of Modernity

    Konstantinos Papageorgiou


    Paschalis M. Kitromilides is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Athens and a member of the Academy of Athens, where he holds the chair of the History of Political Thought.