1821 “The difficult aspects of a multi-faceted struggle”
Maria Efthymiou, Associate Professor of History of the Greeks under the Ottomans, University of Athens, delivers open seminars, on the Greek Revolution of 1821 and the complex social, diplomatic, moral, ideological and political issues that had arisen.
These lessons will discuss the Greek Revolution of 1821 and the complex social, diplomatic, moral, ideological and political issues that surround it. We will raise the question of whether it was a Revolution or not and, if so, against what. We will explore the cause of the malfunctions that endangered the Revolution, as well as the civil conflicts that almost quelled it. We will identify personal behaviours, traditional rigidities, ideological compulsions, along with the sparkles and leaps that made it glorious.
Organizer: Greek Art Theatre Karolos Koun, University of Athens, with the support of Athens 2018 World Book Capital
Section: Contemporary Narratives