The New Ottoman Greece in History and Fiction

The New Ottoman Greece in History and Fiction

This book explores the increasing interest in the Ottoman past in contemporary Greek society and its cultural sphere.

Author: Trine Stauning Willert

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319938493

Category: History

Page: 225

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This book explores the increasing interest in the Ottoman past in contemporary Greek society and its cultural sphere. It considers how the changing geo-political balances in South-East Europe since 1989 have offered Greek society an occasion to re-examine the transition from cultural diversity in the imperial context, to efforts to homogenize culture in the subsequent national contexts. This study shows how contemporary immigration and better relations with Turkey led to new directions in historiography, fiction and popular culture in the beginning of the twenty-first century. It focuses on how narratives about cultural co-existence under Ottoman rule are used as a prism of national self-awareness and argues that the interpretations of Greece’s Ottoman legacy are part of the cultural battles over national identity and belonging. The book examines these narratives within the context of tension between East and West and, not least, Greece’s place in Europe.
Categories: History

Retelling the Past in Contemporary Greek Literature Film and Popular Culture

Retelling the Past in Contemporary Greek Literature  Film  and Popular Culture

Her research interests include modern Greek history, classical reception ... and Religion (2014) and The New Ottoman Greece in History and Fiction (2018).

Author: Trine Stauning Willert

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498563390

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

View: 785

Over the past thirty years, the representation of Greek history in literature, film, and popular culture has undergone significant change. This book investigates the ways in which history operates as a tool for contemporary storytellers in various genres to contemplate the meaning of the past and its implications for the future.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Greece from Junta to Crisis

Greece from Junta to Crisis

Willert, T. S. (2019a), The New Ottoman Greece in History and Fiction, New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Willert, T. S. (2019b), 'Getting intimate with the ...

Author: Dimitris Tziovas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780755617463

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 487

The recent economic crisis in Greece has triggered national self-reflection and prompted a re-examination of the political and cultural developments in the country since 1974. While many other books have investigated the politics and economics of this transition, this study turns its attention to the cultural aspects of post-dictatorship Greece. By problematizing the notion of modernization, it analyzes socio-cultural trends in the years between the fall of the junta and the economic crisis, highlighting the growing diversity and cultural ambivalence of Greek society. With its focus on issues such as identity, antiquity, religion, language, literature, media, cinema, youth, gender and sexuality, this study is one of the first to examine cultural trends in Greece over the last fifty years. Aiming for a more nuanced understanding of recent history, the study offers a fresh perspective on current problems.
Categories: History

Nostalgia for the Empire

Nostalgia for the Empire

... The New Ottoman Greece in History and Fiction (New York: Palgrave, 2019), 13. Konstantinos Cholevas, “Neo-Ottomanism in the Balkans and the Greek ...

Author: M. Hakan Yavuz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197512302

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 238

Making a country great again is a theme for nationalist authoritarians. Across countries with past experience as great powers, nationalist politicians typically harken back to a golden age. In Nostalgia for Empire, Hakan Yavuz focuses on how this trend is playing out in Turkey, a nation that lost its empire a century ago and which is now ruled by a nationalist authoritarian who invokes nostalgia for the Ottoman era to buttress his power. Yavuz delves into the social and political origins of expressions of nostalgia for the Ottoman Empire among various groups in Turkey. Exploring why and how certain segments of Turkish society has selectively brought the Ottoman Empire back into public consciousness, Yavuz traces how memory of the Ottoman period has changed. He draws from Turkish literature, mainstream history books, and other cultural products from the 1940s to the twenty-first century to illustrate the transformation. He finds that two key aspects of Turkish literature are, on the one hand, its criticism of the Jacobin modernization of Turkey under Ataturk, and on the other a desire to search the Ottoman past for an alternative political language. Yavuz goes onto to explain how major political actors, including President Erdogan, utilize the concept of empire to craft distinctive conceptualizations of nationalism, Islam, and Ottomanism that exploit national nostalgia. As remembered today, the Ottoman past seems to be grounded in contemporary conservative Islamic values. The combination of these memories and values generates a portrait of Turkey as a victim of major powers, besieged by imagined enemies both internal and external. In mapping out how nostalgia is crafted and spread, this book not only sheds light on Turkey's unique case but also deepens our understanding of nationalism, religion, and modernity.
Categories: History

Greece in Crisis

Greece in Crisis

... of Macedonia, Greece, studying the new crisis-driven Greek emigration, ... From the Turkish Yoke to Pluralistic Coexistence in History and Fiction.

Author: Dimitris Tziovas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786722522

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 462

Since 2010 Greece has been experiencing the longest period of austerity and economic downturn in its recent history. Economic changes may be happening more rapidly and be more visible than the cultural effects of the crisis which are likely to take longer to become visible, however in recent times, both at home and abroad, the Greek arts scene has been discussed mainly in terms of the crisis. While there is no shortage of accounts of Greece's economic crisis by financial and political analysts, the cultural impact of austerity has yet to be properly addressed. This book analyses hitherto uncharted cultural aspects of the Greek economic crisis by exploring the connections between austerity and culture. Covering literary, artistic and visual representations of the crisis, it includes a range of chapters focusing on different aspects of the cultural politics of austerity such as the uses of history and archaeology, the brain drain and the Greek diaspora, Greek cinema, museums, music festivals, street art and literature as well as manifestations of how the crisis has led Greeks to rethink or question cultural discourses and conceptions of identity.
Categories: Social Science

Contemporary Greek Fiction in a United Europe

Contemporary Greek Fiction in a United Europe

The present volume - the collective work of academics, literary critics and fiction writers - investigates the dramatically new trends that have emerged in contemporary Greek fiction and places this local literature within an international ...

Author: Peter Mackridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351197250

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

View: 370

"After more than twenty years as a full member of the European Union, Greece has produced a literature with radically different thematic, ideological and linguistic orientations from previous periods, for both domestic and international reasons. Since literature is considered to constitute both the repository of culture and one of its several manifestations, any attempt to assess cultural convergence in a unified Europe necessitates an examination and evaluation of contemporary literary production in individual member states. The present volume - the collective work of academics, literary critics and fiction writers - investigates the dramatically new trends that have emerged in contemporary Greek fiction and places this local literature within an international context."
Categories: Literary Criticism

The History of Fiction

The History of Fiction

Being a Critical Account of the Most Celebrated Prose Works of Fiction, from the Earliest Greek Romances to the Novels of the Present Age John Colin Dunlop.

Author: John Colin Dunlop

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10573764

Category: Fiction

Page: 443

View: 244

Categories: Fiction

The History of Fiction

The History of Fiction

Being a Critical Account of the Most Celebrated Works of Fiction from the Earliest Greek Romances to the Novels of the Present Age John T. Dunlop.

Author: John T. Dunlop

Publisher:

ISBN: BNC:1001924158

Category:

Page: 440

View: 557

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Greek Orthodox Music in Ottoman Istanbul

Greek Orthodox Music in Ottoman Istanbul

incorporate Ottoman history into a continuum with Byzantine history were ... novels written by Ottoman Greeks thematized and celebrated past events such as ...

Author: Merih Erol

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253018427

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 318

During the late Ottoman period (1856–1922), a time of contestation about imperial policy toward minority groups, music helped the Ottoman Greeks in Istanbul define themselves as a distinct cultural group. A part of the largest non-Muslim minority within a multi-ethnic and multi-religious empire, the Greek Orthodox educated elite engaged in heated discussions about their cultural identity, Byzantine heritage, and prospects for the future, at the heart of which were debates about the place of traditional liturgical music in a community that was confronting modernity and westernization. Merih Erol draws on archival evidence from ecclesiastical and lay sources dealing with understandings of Byzantine music and history, forms of religious chanting, the life stories of individual cantors, and other popular and scholarly sources of the period. Audio examples keyed to the text are available online.
Categories: History

JULES VERNE Ultimate Collection Science Fiction Classics Action Adventure Novels Historical Works Illustrated

JULES VERNE Ultimate Collection  Science Fiction Classics  Action   Adventure Novels  Historical Works  Illustrated

Such as Greek Archipelago, the Sea of Crete above the island of that name, ... centuries past—Frenchmen, Italians, Spaniards, Austrians, Ottomans, Greeks, ...

Author: Jules Verne

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026868866

Category: Fiction

Page: 10928

View: 572

This carefully crafted ebook: “JULES VERNE Ultimate Collection: Science Fiction Classics, Action & Adventure Novels, Historical Works (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels Five Weeks in a Balloon Journey to the Centre of the Earth From the Earth to the Moon Around the Moon The Adventures of Captain Hatteras In Search of the Castaways Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea A Floating City The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa The Fur Country Around the World in Eighty Days The Mysterious Island The Survivors of the Chancellor Michael Strogoff Hector Servadac The Underground City Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen The Begum's Fortune Tribulations of a Chinaman in China The Steam House Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon Godfrey Morgan or, The Robinson Crusoe School The Green Ray Mathias Sandorf The Star of the South Ticket No. “9672” Robur the Conqueror The Master of the World The Waif of “Cynthia” North Against South or, Texar's Revenge The Flight to France or, The Memoirs of a Dragoon Kéraban the Inflexible Adrift in Pacific or, Two Years' Vacation Topsy Turvy Cæsar Cascabel Mistress Branican The Castle of the Carpathians Claudius Bombarnac Captain Antifer Facing the Flag An Antarctic Mystery Short Stories A Voyage in a Balloon A Drama in Mexico Master Zacharius A Winter Amid The Ice The Blockade Runners Doctor Ox's Experiment Martin Paz Ascent of Mont Blanc The Mutineers of the Bounty Frritt-Flacc An Express of the Future In The Year 2889 Travel The Exploration of the World The Great Navigators of the 18th Century The Great Explorers of 19th Century Miscellaneous A Chinese Banquet Jules Gabriel Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.
Categories: Fiction

A Social History of Late Ottoman Women

A Social History of Late Ottoman Women

New Perspectives Duygu Köksal, Anastasia Falierou ... early twentieth-century ottoman society, as seen through the eyes of an ottoman-greek-american woman, ...

Author: Duygu Köksal

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004255258

Category: History

Page: 364

View: 716

In A Social History of the Late Ottoman Women, Duygu Köksal and Anastasia Falierou bring together new research on women of different geographies and communities of the late Ottoman Empire focusing particularly on the ways in which women gained power and exercised agency.
Categories: History

The Macedonian Slavs in the Greek Civil War 1944 1949

The Macedonian Slavs in the Greek Civil War  1944   1949

Doulis, T. Disaster and Fiction: Modern Greek Fiction and the Impact of the Asia Minor Disaster of ... Osman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire. New ...

Author: James Horncastle

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498585057

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 511

This study explores the role of Macedonian Slavs in the Greek Civil War. The author argues that their participation in the conflict, and the attempts by other groups to manipulate them, gave rise to modern issues between the countries that continue to affect politics in the region today.
Categories: History

The History of Greece

The History of Greece

About the Book Bokks about Modern Greek History begin with the achievement of independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1828, following the Greek War of Independence.

Author: Goldsmith

Publisher: Trieste Publishing

ISBN: 0649603958

Category:

Page:

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Trieste Publishing has a massive catalogue of classic book titles. Our aim is to provide readers with the highest quality reproductions of fiction and non-fiction literature that has stood the test of time. The many thousands of books in our collection have been sourced from libraries and private collections around the world.The titles that Trieste Publishing has chosen to be part of the collection have been scanned to simulate the original. Our readers see the books the same way that their first readers did decades or a hundred or more years ago. Books from that period are often spoiled by imperfections that did not exist in the original. Imperfections could be in the form of blurred text, photographs, or missing pages. It is highly unlikely that this would occur with one of our books. Our extensive quality control ensures that the readers of Trieste Publishing's books will be delighted with their purchase. Our staff has thoroughly reviewed every page of all the books in the collection, repairing, or if necessary, rejecting titles that are not of the highest quality. This process ensures that the reader of one of Trieste Publishing's titles receives a volume that faithfully reproduces the original, and to the maximum degree possible, gives them the experience of owning the original work.We pride ourselves on not only creating a pathway to an extensive reservoir of books of the finest quality, but also providing value to every one of our readers. Generally, Trieste books are purchased singly - on demand, however they may also be purchased in bulk. Readers interested in bulk purchases are invited to contact us directly to enquire about our tailored bulk rates.
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The Silk Road of Adaptation

The Silk Road of Adaptation

for reading), he constantly read books of history and fiction, ... him a growing sense of philhellenism and a desire to visit Ottoman Greece (Marchand 120).

Author: Dr Laurence Raw

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443852890

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 223

View: 625

This anthology of cutting edge essays on adaptation studies adopts the metaphor of the Silk Road – an historical site for transcultural as well as transnational exchange. The Silk Road of Adaptation puts forward the idea of adaptation as a continuous process in which individuals continually have to adjust themselves to new material: we should not only look at the ways in which texts have been transformed, but the ways in which readers, audiences, and critics have responded to them at different points in time and space. Adaptation is a psychological as well as a formal process: only by coming to terms with others can individuals address issues of human rights, or examine themselves and their existing beliefs. The Silk Road of Adaptation stresses this point through a series of essays written by representatives of different disciplines – film studies, history, literature, communication studies, and English as a foreign language. Contributors include established names in the field of adaptation studies as well as newer names, who together show how the act of adaptation should be approached as a transmedial as well as a transnational act, assuming equal significance in the political and diplomatic as well as the literary and cinematic spheres.
Categories: Performing Arts

When Greeks think about Turks

When Greeks think about Turks

... the demarcation line between writing history and novels becomes blurred. ... Ottoman rule, is generally referred to in negative terms in Greek novels, ...

Author: Dimitrios Theodossopoulos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317997504

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 525

Drawing upon anthropological studies that document culturally specific ways of perceiving ethic Others in Greece and Cyprus, this book explores the cultural boundaries of the categories ‘Greek’ and ‘Turk’, and compares views on what it means to be one of these ethnic groups or both. The contributors examine the opinions of diverse social groups, such as ordinary middle-class citizens, intellectuals, army officers, children, villagers, refugees from Asia Minor, and Greek-and-Turkisj-Cypriots. They also investigate the local attitudes to international politics and highlight the contextual – as opposed to immutable and essentialist – meaning of evaluations about nations, such as Greece, Turkey and Cyprus, and their citizens. When Greeks think about Turks carefully unpacks the cultural meaning of popular metaphors, stereotypes and versions of history as these are articulated in the context of discussions about the Turks in Greece. It sets the template for understanding how local perceptions of resemblance and difference provide a conceptual framework for defining and negotiating ethnic identity at the local, national and international level. It sheds valuable light on the politics of identity-making and the constitution of nationalism in Greece and Cyprus. This book was previously published as a special issue of South European Society and Politics.
Categories: Social Science

A History of the Greek People 1821 1921

A History of the Greek People  1821 1921

About the Book Bokks about Modern Greek History begin with the achievement of independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1828, following the Greek War of Independence.

Author: William Miller

Publisher: Trieste Publishing

ISBN: 0649086449

Category: History

Page: 218

View: 617

Trieste Publishing has a massive catalogue of classic book titles. Our aim is to provide readers with the highest quality reproductions of fiction and non-fiction literature that has stood the test of time. The many thousands of books in our collection have been sourced from libraries and private collections around the world.The titles that Trieste Publishing has chosen to be part of the collection have been scanned to simulate the original. Our readers see the books the same way that their first readers did decades or a hundred or more years ago. Books from that period are often spoiled by imperfections that did not exist in the original. Imperfections could be in the form of blurred text, photographs, or missing pages. It is highly unlikely that this would occur with one of our books. Our extensive quality control ensures that the readers of Trieste Publishing's books will be delighted with their purchase. Our staff has thoroughly reviewed every page of all the books in the collection, repairing, or if necessary, rejecting titles that are not of the highest quality. This process ensures that the reader of one of Trieste Publishing's titles receives a volume that faithfully reproduces the original, and to the maximum degree possible, gives them the experience of owning the original work.We pride ourselves on not only creating a pathway to an extensive reservoir of books of the finest quality, but also providing value to every one of our readers. Generally, Trieste books are purchased singly - on demand, however they may also be purchased in bulk. Readers interested in bulk purchases are invited to contact us directly to enquire about our tailored bulk rates.
Categories: History

History and National Ideology in Greek Postmodernist Fiction

History and National Ideology in Greek Postmodernist Fiction

... the rank of general in the Ottoman army. He returns to Crete in the 1860s at the head of the forces that must put down the latest revolt of the Greeks, ...

Author: Gerasimus Katsan

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson

ISBN: 9781611475944

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

View: 974

This book examines Greek postmodernist fiction through the lens of history, national ideology and constructions of identity. It argues that postmodernist Greek writers question the idea of national identity based on both the impact of globalization and a reexamination of the discourses of national ideology; they suggest a turn away from the traditional concerns with cultural homogeneity towards an acceptance of multiplicity and diversity, which is reflected through experimentation with postmodernist literary techniques.
Categories: Literary Criticism

History Fiction or Science Chronology 1

History  Fiction or Science  Chronology 1

Thus: chronicle E = (T) = ancient Greek legends of Dardanus and “the Dardanus' flood”. (K) = the legendary Trojan kingdom of seven kings, allegedly in ...

Author: Anatoly Fomenko

Publisher: Mithec

ISBN: 9782913621077

Category: History

Page: 586

View: 694

Jesus Christ was born in 1153 AD and crucified in 1186 AD. Unbelievable? Not since the release of the first volume in seven of "History: Fiction or Science?" series. This series crowns 30 years of research by Anatoly Fomenko and his colleagues. In Chapter I readers are reminded of when the contemporary chronological scale was created, who created it, and that it had major critics. The Biblical Jerusalem is identified with the mediaeval Constantinople. The New Testament was written before the Old, both exposed as referring to mediaeval events. Chapters II, III and IV contain abundant astronomical proof from the ancient Egyptian zodiacs, Ptolemy's Almagest, and the Apocalypse, demonstrating that all datings of 'ancient' eclipses are either medieval or fake. Chapters V and VI contain in-depth descriptions of the research methods used. In chapter VII readers learn more about confusion of the Antiquity and the Middle Ages. The appendices contain factual information to appease skeptics.
Categories: History

The Historical Novel in Nineteenth Century Europe

The Historical Novel in Nineteenth Century Europe

Representations of Reality in History and Fiction Brian Hamnett ... either in his Journal or his Letters.74 The Greek uprising against Ottoman rule began in ...

Author: Brian Hamnett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199695041

Category: History

Page: 332

View: 365

Brian Hamnett examines key historical novels by Scott, Balzac Manzoni, Dickens, Eliot, Flaubert, Fontane, Galdâos, and Tolstoy, revealing the contradictions inherent in this form of fiction and exploring the challenges writers encountered in attempting to represent a reality that linked past and present.
Categories: History

The Making of Modern Greece

The Making of Modern Greece

Nationalism, Romanticism, and the Uses of the Past (1797–1896) David Ricks ... in the Ottoman empire, the making of Greece as a 'model kingdom' in the East; ...

Author: David Ricks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317024729

Category: History

Page: 284

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Every Greek and every friend of the country knows the date 1821, when the banner of revolution was raised against the empire of the Ottoman Turks, and the story of 'Modern Greece' is usually said to begin. Less well known, but of even greater importance, was the international recognition given to Greece as an independent state with full sovereign rights, as early as 1830. This places Greece in the vanguard among the new nation-states of Europe whose emergence would gather momentum through to the early twentieth century, a process whose repercussions continue to this day. Starting out from that perspective, which has been all but ignored until now, this book brings together the work of scholars from a variety of disciplines to explore the contribution of characteristically nineteenth-century European modes of thought to the 'making' of Greece as a modern nation. Closely linked to nationalism is romanticism, which exercised a formative role through imaginative literature, as is demonstrated in several chapters on poetry and fiction. Under the broad heading 'uses of the past', other chapters consider ways in which the legacies, first of ancient Greece, then later of Byzantium, came to be mobilized in the construction of a durable national identity at once 'Greek' and 'modern'. The Making of Modern Greece aims to situate the Greek experience, as never before, within the broad context of current theoretical and historical thinking about nations and nationalism in the modern world. The book spans the period from 1797, when Rigas Velestinlis published a constitution for an imaginary 'Hellenic Republic', at the cost of his life, to the establishment of the modern Olympic Games, in Athens in 1896, an occasion which sealed with international approval the hard-won self-image of 'Modern Greece' as it had become established over the previous century.
Categories: History