Lecture 2 - Romanticising the Past? The Greek State during the 19th and 20th centuries
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About the Event
It is often said that History is written by the winners. In the case of Greece, it could be argued that history-writing was highly influenced by romanticised histories constructed by nineteenth century professional and amateur historians and witters. How did these writers shape our notion of modern Greek history, our notions of the ‘other’, the Turks, ‘1821’ and other themes? How have their writings shaped the Greek school history books over the decades and what trends in history-writing have emerged in Greece after the fall of the Junta in 1974? These and other topics will the focus of this thought-provoking presentation.
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