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The Greek Revolution: 1821-1830


Hellenic American Union Theater

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. 

Nikos Karapidakis
Professor of History, Ionian University - Director of the magazine "Nea Estia"

Konstantinos Tsoukalas
Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Athens

Petros Pizanias
Professor Emeritus of History, Ionian University


The event is coordinated by Sotirios Metevelis, historian.

Petros Pizanias is Professor Emeritus of History at the Ionian University. He studied history at the École des Hautes Études et Sciences Sociales in Paris and served as visiting professor at several French universities. He directed the postgraduate studies program of the History Department of the Ionian University. He has written numerous books as well as articles in Greek, French and English journals. He served as Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Andreas Papandreou Institute of Strategic and Development Studies, and advisor to the Greek Minister of Education (1997–1999). Since 2001, he has been leading the research project titled “The Hermes of Modern Greeks”, a digital database of prosopographical data on 47,550 people, leaders, and members of the Filiki Etaireia (Society of Friends) and the Greek Revolution.

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