Greek War of Independence

Greek War of Independence

by David Brewer
     
 

ISBN-10: 1585673951

ISBN-13: 9781585673957

Pub. Date: 01/14/2003

Publisher: Overlook Press, The

The Greek War of Independence is a masterful work--the first comprehensive study in thirty years--of one of the most heroic and bloody struggles for independence any people has ever waged. David Brewer has captured this period of world history brilliantly, from the ground up-the heroes and villains, the victories, and the tragic defeats.  See more details below

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The Greek War of Independence is a masterful work--the first comprehensive study in thirty years--of one of the most heroic and bloody struggles for independence any people has ever waged. David Brewer has captured this period of world history brilliantly, from the ground up-the heroes and villains, the victories, and the tragic defeats.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585673957
Publisher:
Overlook Press, The
Publication date:
01/14/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.96(h) x 1.21(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrationsix
Acknowledgementsxi
A note on pronunciationxiii
A note on currencies and pricesxiv
Mapsxv
1.Revolution and the Great Church1
2.Resentment and Regeneration8
3.Two Prophets of Revolution17
4.The Philiki Eteria26
5.Ali Pasha36
6.Revolt along the Danube49
7.Doubts and Deliberations in the South62
8.The Storm Breaks70
9.The Land War79
10.The War at Sea89
11.The Turkish Reaction100
12.The Capture of Tripolis111
13.Forming a Government124
14.The Eyes of the World on Greece135
15.The Philhellenes in Action145
16.Chios154
17.The Expedition of Dramali168
18.The Greeks Divided180
19.Byron's Road to Greece194
20.Byron at Mesolongi204
21.Gold from London220
22.Civil War in Greece226
23.Ibrahim in the Peloponnese234
24.The Involvement of the Powers247
25.Odysseus and Trelawny258
26.The Fall of Mesolongi269
27.The Second English Loan289
28.Desperate Remedies297
29.Athens, the Last Ottoman Success306
30.The Treaty of London and the Admirals' Instructions316
31.Navarino325
32.Kapodhistrias, a Border and a King337
Notes352
Select Bibliography371
Index377

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