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Servia in the vortex of the 1821 Revolution and the multi-level struggle of the cosmopolitan patriot Zisis Sotiriou

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Servia in the vortex of the 1821 Revolution and the multi-level struggle of the cosmopolitan patriot Zisis Sotiriou

Date

14 April 2021

Date Issued

2021

Abstract

The Association of Philologists of Kozani, honouring the bicentenary of the declaration of the 1821 Revolution, hosts a series of online discussions entitled “1821: Local and international aspects of the Revolution”, under the auspices of the Region of Western Macedonia. This talk presents the town of Servia in Kozani, which from 1425 to 1912 was under Ottoman rule. An area of strategic importance and intense revolutionary action, it experienced great economic and educational development. Under Ottoman rule, many people forced to become klephts and scattered in the surrounding mountains to Mount Olympus, such as Zisis Sotiriou, who stood out among the revolutionary fighters in the area. Born in Servia, he was educated and engaged in commercial activity in Pest, he fought throughout the territory when the revolution began, serving from various positions and participating in the revolutions in Macedonia. A patriot with liberal ideas who left his poems as a legacy.

(Edited and translated description from organiser’s website)

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Video

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Number Of Pages - Duration

1:48:00

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BY-NC Attribution-NonCommercial

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