Seminar in Ottoman and Turkish Studies: Sakis Gekas

When and Where

Monday, December 05, 2022 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
BF 200B, 4 Bancroft Ave., 2nd Floor, Toronto


Sakis Gekas, York University


The Ottoman and Other Imperial Turns in the Historiography of the 1821 Greek Revolution


The bicentennial of the 1821 Greek revolution signalled a turn in the historiography of the great event towards Ottoman and other imperial (British, French, Russian) histories. The paper will discuss the contextualization of the Revolution within trans-imperial and trans-national networks, and will focus on the much more advanced understanding of the Ottoman context of the revolution. Works published by historians of the Ottoman Empire, including the publication of primary sources, and a focus on the empires that lined up in support of the Greek cause and against the Ottomans, allow for a richer and more nuanced understanding of the Greek revolution than before.

* This event is sponsored by the Departments of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, the Department of History, and the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies.

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