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The Greek Revolution in the Age of Revolutions (1776-1848): Reappraisals and Comparisons

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The Greek Revolution in the Age of Revolutions (1776-1848): Reappraisals and Comparisons

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10 September 2021

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The Greek Revolution in the Age of Revolutions (1776-1848) brings together 21 scholars and a host of original ideas, revisionist arguments, and new information to mark the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution of 1821. The purpose of this volume is to demonstrate the significance of the Greek liberation struggle to international history, and to highlight how it was a turning point that signalled the revival of revolution in Europe after the defeat of the French Revolution in 1815. It argues that the sacrifices of rebellious Greeks paved the way for other resistance movements in European politics, culminating in the “spring of European peoples” in 1848. Richly researched and innovative in approach, this volume also considers the diplomatic and transnational aspects of the insurrection, and examines hitherto unexplored dimensions of revolutionary change in the Greek world. This book will appeal to scholars and students of the Age of Revolution, as well as those interested in comparative and transnational history, political theory and constitutional law.

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