The Making of Modern Greece: Nationalism, Romanticism, & the Uses of the Past (1797-1896)

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Roderick Beaton, David Ricks
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - History - 270 pages
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This book brings together the work of scholars from a variety of disciplines to explore the contribution of characteristically 19th-century European modes of thought to the 'making' of Greece as a modern nation. Closely linked to nationalism is romanticism, which exercised its formative role through imaginative literature.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
the view from the early twentyfirst century
12
the study of nationalism and the canonization
21
Italy and Greece compared
43
Greek Western perspectives
51
Philhellenism
65
religion the nation state
79
Revisiting religion and nationalism in nineteenthcentury Greece
95
politics society in the Ionian Islands
149
Class and national identities in the Ionian Islands under British rule
161
Modern Greek and some
177
The Language Question and the Diaspora
189
canonizing Dionysios Solomos
201
OLeandros and the politics of Romanticism
211
poetry and prose fiction in the national
225
the writing subject in Greek
239

the emergence of a national ideal in
109
of the Hellenic nation in the midnineteenth century
123
competing Greek perspectives
137
Alexandros Papadiamantis and Orthodox
249
Afterword
259
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Roderick Beaton is Koraes Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature, and David Ricks is Senior Lecturer in Modern Greek Studies, both in the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, King's College London, UK.

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