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Population Exchange in Greek Macedonia: The Rural Settlement of Refugees 1922-1930

Elisabeth Kontogiorgi


Following the defeat of the Greek Army in 1922 by nationalist Turkish forces, the Convention of Lausanne in 1923 specified the first compulsory exchange of populations ratified by an international organization. The arrival in Greece of over 1.2 million refugees and their settlement proved to be a watershed with far-reaching consequences for the country. This book examines the exchange of populations and the agricultural settlement in Greek Macedonia of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Asia Minor and the Pontus, Eastern Thrace, the Caucasus, and Bulgaria during the inter-war period. It ex ... More

Keywords: Convention of Lausanne, exchange of populations, agricultural settlement, Greek state policy, Refugee Settlement Commission, refugee resettlement project, process of integration, agrarian reforms, land distribution, health services

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199278961
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278961.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elisabeth Kontogiorgi, author
Researcher at the Research Centre for the Study of Modern Greek History, Academy of Athens