Talk by historian Maria Efthymiou on the origins and impact in Greece of the American Revolution
During her lecture, Dr. Maria Efthymiou, Professor of History at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, will outline the events and origins of this seminal event and the profound impact it had on the outbreak of the Greek Revolution some years later. The talk will be followed by a discussion with journalist Makis Provatas.
As Dr. Efthymiou notes, the American War of Independence involved an array of military, ideological, political, and diplomatic events that took place over a span of two decades (1765-1784). What began as a reaction of English settlers in the original 13 states to the policies of their monarch in England soon escalated into a full-fledged revolutionary war. The war, from which the settlers would eventually emerge victorious with the help of forces sent by the King of France, set into motion groundbreaking political and ideological that would largely determine the course of humanity in the decades to follow.
For those unable to attend, the event will be broadcast live on the page of the Hellenic American Union (www.hau.gr) and livestreamed through HAU’s YouTube channel (Hellenic American Union Athens - YouTube).