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Liberators of a Great people: Greek Revolution, philhellenism and the liberal international in Spain (1821-1822)

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Liberators of a Great people: Greek Revolution, philhellenism and the liberal international in Spain (1821-1822)

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11 May 2022

Abstract

The Greek Revolution is no longer approached as a local event with a wider impact, nor is it analysed as an “exceptional case” when studied in the context of its time. It now forms part of a complex network of actors who, during the crucial decade of the 1820s, fostered a series of movements that, at the transnational level, ended up transforming the face of modern Europe. The political situation prevailing in the Old Continent had already begun to be transformed from the South, as Eva Latorre Broto argues, with the establishment of a system of constitutional monarchy in Spain. Her book focuses on the spirit of solidarity and distinctiveness of early Spanish philhellenism, which could be described as indigenous, given its distance from the philanthropic, paternalistic, interventionist Philhellenism that was beginning to appear in other European nations. Something else, just as important, that she makes known through her narrative is the plan organised by the Madrid Committee, at the end of 1821, to provide assistance to Greece with the expeditionary mission of three hundred Italian soldiers and the establishment of diplomatic relations between Spain and Greece.

(Edited and translated blurb from publisher’s website)

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464

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