Lecture 2 - Romanticising the Past? The Greek State during the 19th and 20th centuries
Join Dr Con Allimonos at the Hellenic Museum for a series of illuminating lectures on the events leading up to, during and after the Greek War of Independence.
Apr 03, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM GMT+11
280 William St, 280 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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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