Seminar in Ottoman and Turkish Studies (SOTS) - "The Ottoman and Other Imperial Turns in the Historiography of the 1821 Greek Revolution"

When and Where

Monday, December 05, 2022 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Room 200B
Bancroft Building
4 Bancroft Ave., Toronto, ON M5S 1C1


Sakis Gekas (York University)


The bicentennial of the 1821 Greek revolution signalled a turn in the historiography of the great event towards Ottoman and other imperial (British, French, Russian) histories. The paper will discuss the contextualization of the Revolution within trans-imperial and trans-national networks, and will focus on the much more advanced understanding of the Ottoman context of the revolution. Works published by historians of the Ottoman Empire, including the publication of primary sources, and a focus on the empires that lined up in support of the Greek cause and against the Ottomans, allow for a richer and more nuanced understanding of the Greek revolution than before.

PDF iconGekas, SOTS 2022-12-05.pdf

Contact Information

Victor Ostapchuk


History, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Centre for European_Russian_and Eurasian Studies