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Revisiting the 1821 Greek Revolution: The multiple paths to revolt



Revisiting the 1821 Greek Revolution: The multiple paths to revolt


24 May 2021


"According to the dominant interpretative scheme, the 1821 Revolution was a result of, on the one hand, the economic (particularly commercial and maritime) progress of the Greek-speaking Christians and, on the other, and in close connection with the former, the formation and diffusion of the Greek national identity together with the Modern Greek Enlightenment. In the 1970s Vassilis Kremmydas linked the revolution with an acute economic crisis that hit the economy of the Greek-speaking Christians in the 1810s. This approach fell into disuse in the following decades, as research was orientated mainly towards the fields of culture and ideas. Panagiotis Stathis argues that the outbreak of the revolution in the various parts of the Greek lands was influenced by important local and regional differences regarding the sociopolitical organisation and economy. In many areas under revolt there was a substratum of social and political antagonisms that became sharper, as well as a social environment of multiple crises that affected several social groups, thus rendering the prospect of revolution attractive."

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