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Οθωμανικές αντιδράσεις στην Ελληνική Επανάσταση: οι οθωμανικές πηγές




26 May 2021


"Lately, research by historians on the Greek Revolution have been published or are being prepared that is based on Ottoman sources, that is, sources that come from one of the two belligerents. These sources consist mainly of three categories: a) sultanic decrees (these are mainly suggestions and reports to Sultan Mahmut II (1808-1839) and bear his autograph remarks and orders on the issue they raise; b) account books made by the orders of the Ottoman administration that include, for example, records of the non-Muslim population of Istanbul or confiscation of property of persons convicted on the occasion of the Greek Revolution, who were executed or fled; c) narrative sources (including Ottoman chronicles, as well as memoirs). The above sources, examined in comparison with already-known sources, can shed light on the revolution, considering it from the Ottoman side as well, and answer questions such as the identity of the revolutionaries, the reasons that pushed them to revolutionary actions, the ideological and other weapons used by the Ottoman government to mobilise the Muslim population, the role of church mechanisms during the revolution, etc."

(Edited and translated abstract from conference programme)

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