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Organising the 1821 Revolution: The Philiki Etaireia, Christoforos Perraivos and imperial conspiratorial networks in the eastern Mediterranean

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Organising the 1821 Revolution: The Philiki Etaireia, Christoforos Perraivos and imperial conspiratorial networks in the eastern Mediterranean

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September 2021

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This book investigates the hypothesis that the Philiki Etaireia’s development was linked to its penetration of Russian diplomatic networks in the Eastern Mediterranean, which were supervised by Ioannis Kapodistrias. The Philiki Etaireia utilised the conspiratorial know-how of the people in these networks and their connections with local leaders to spread its own revolutionary plan and to engage local political, military and church actors in the wake of the general uprising. The path of the Greek national movement of Christoforos Perraivos, an Etaireia member and old comrade of Rigas Feraios, shows this protected the emergence of the revolutionary organisation in many ways. Perraivos’ involvement in learned circles that cultivated the idea of Greek patriotism, but also in French, Russian and Greek conspiratorial networks, such as Kapodistrias’ and, since 1817, the Etaireia, reveals exactly how the Etaireia developed on the fringes of Russian secret diplomacy in the eastern Mediterranean.

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224

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