Presenter: Prof Thanos Veremis
The Greek war of independence belongs to the same tradition as those of the American and the French revolutions. It was fought by Greek Christians against Ottoman Muslims. Furthermore, the Greek diaspora in Europe and Russia played a vital role. On the Greek site there were manly warlords and primates competing among themselves in a pre-modern segmented society. The war attracted philhellene friends of the revolution and romantic Europeans who admired the heritage of Greek antiquity.
Thanos Veremis (D. Phil, Oxon) is Professor Emeritus of Political history at the University of Athens, Department of European and International Studies and Founding Member of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP).
He has been Research Associate, at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London 1978-79; Visiting Scholar, Center for European Studies, Harvard Univ. 1983; Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton Univ. 1987; Visiting Fellow, St. Antony’s College, Oxford 1993-94; Constantine Karamanlis Professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford Massachusetts (2000-2003); and more recently President of the National Council of Education, 2004-2010 .
The Military in Greek Politics, London: Hurst & Co (1997); with Mark Dragoumis
Greece, World Bibliographical Series, vol.17, Oxford: Clio Press (1998); with John Koliopoulos
Greece. The Modern Sequel, London: Hurst & Co, (2002) with John Koliopoulos
Modern Greece: A History since 1821, Wiley- Blackwell (2010)
Eleftherios Venizelos: A Biography, Pella Publishers (2011)
A Modern History of the Balkans. Nationalistm and Identity in Southeast Europe, I.B.Tauris, 2017
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