Petros Pizanias presents his new book at the Hellenic American Union on the occasion of the bicentennial celebrations since the beginning of the Greek Revolution
In his new book titled The Greek Revolution: 1821-1830, published by Hestia Publishers, Petros Pizanias, Professor Emeritus of History at the Ionian University, studies the history and aftermath of the Greek Revolution.
In the author’s view, the year 1821 marks a truly revolutionary event in the scientific sense of the term, a far-reaching act of historical and political creation through which the subjugated Greek population fought and became citizens of their own state. Drawing on extensive archival research, the author analyzes the historical dynamics that led up to the Greek Revolution, before treating the war and its political significance, and the establishment of political freedom, equality and popular sovereignty which ensued. In his analysis, Pizanias also explores the ideological components of the War of Independence and the social composition of its leaders and grassroots fighters.