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History of the Greek Revolution according to Turkish historians: The contrast with Greek historians

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History of the Greek Revolution according to Turkish historians: The contrast with Greek historians

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2021

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It is indisputable that the history of the 1821 Revolution is still known only through Greek sources. Most of the foreign writers who wrote about the history of the revolution or dealt with the relevant military, political and diplomatic events dealt with the Greek side. Even when they quoted information from Istanbul and Turkey, this came from reports of foreign diplomats and documents from the official archives of England, France, Austria, Prussia and other European countries. This lack of purely Turkish sources in the narrative of the events of the revolution is a gap. But is it possible to understand these events without knowing exactly what was happening in Turkey and especially in Constantinople in the days before the revolution and in its early years? What was the political and military situation in Turkey at that time, what changes of government took place (which were frequent and successive), what was the attitude of the sultan, the circles answerable and unanswerable to him, the various viziers, religious leaders and others Turkish magnates? What did Turkish historians write about the bloody events in Constantinople against the Greek Church and the Greek population? These are all questions that deserve answers. And this is a need that Turkish sources can provide.

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