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Russia and the Making of Modern Greek Identity, 1821–1844

Lucien J. Frary


The birth of the Greek nation in 1830 was a pivotal event in modern European history and in the history of nation-building in general. As the first internationally recognized state to appear on the map of Europe since the French Revolution, independent Greece provided a model for other national movements to emulate. Throughout the process of nationhood formation in Greece, the Russia Empire played a critical part. Drawing upon a mass of previously fallow archival material, most notably from Russian embassies and consulates, this book explores Russia and the potent interaction of religion and p ... More

Keywords: Imperial Russia, modern Greece, Eastern Orthodoxy, Ottoman Empire, the Balkans, Greek national identity, Russian foreign policy, Russian–Greek relations, Eastern Question, Russian-Ottoman Wars

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198733775
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733775.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lucien J. Frary, author
Associate Professor, Department of History, Rider University