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1821 and secret societies



1821 and secret societies


April 2021

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The history of the world includes entire chapters that remain, intentionally or by chance, lost or hidden. One such chapter is the role of the so-called “secret societies” in the great revolutions of the 18th and 19th centuries, which shaped the modern world. No revolution starts out of nowhere. Before the struggle, ideas are cultivated, often unthinkable for their time, such as free thought, solidarity and equality, the fight against obscurantism and totalitarianism. Their agents thus develop the necessary ability to hide from their pursuers, through codes and symbols, which only those who know the secret can recognise. In this book, the authors explore the strong ties of the Greek struggle of 1821 with the secret societies and personalities who participated in them. It was those networks that actively supported the revolution but also that fertilised thousands of minds in order to contribute to the common purpose. To the purpose that gave birth to today’s free Greece.

Table of contents
The Secret Societies in the Revolutions of the World
The societies that prepared 1821
Masonry in Greece
The Role of Freemasonry in the Revolution of 1821
The Carbonari: The Secret Society of Rigas Velestinlis
The Philiki Etaireia
Ioannis Kapodistrias
Philhellenes and secret societies
Lord Byron
Andreas Kalvos
Dionysios Solomos
Secret societies in free Greece

(Edited and translated blurb from publisher’s website)

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