Kolokotronis's Memoirs

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A bilingual publication combining monumental English and Greek text, revised and edited for historic accuracy and readability. The autobiography of the legendary 1821 army chief Theodoros Kolokotrones provides a foundation for the better understanding of modern Greece's dilemma: will the country look forward and modernize or will she fall backwards to a time of slavery and oppression?

In addition, this book it contains a brief history of the Klephts, the legendary fighters, the ...

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Overview

A bilingual publication combining monumental English and Greek text, revised and edited for historic accuracy and readability. The autobiography of the legendary 1821 army chief Theodoros Kolokotrones provides a foundation for the better understanding of modern Greece's dilemma: will the country look forward and modernize or will she fall backwards to a time of slavery and oppression?

In addition, this book it contains a brief history of the Klephts, the legendary fighters, the true successors to King Leonidas and the 300 Spartans, before the Greek liberation from the Ottoman Empire. Their struggle started right after the fall of Constantinople, proving once and for all that the Hellenes from Thrace and Macedonia to Crete, or as they came to be know during that dark period, the Greeks never fully subjected themselves to the Sultan. The 1821 independence war was not the beginning but the culmination of Greek resistance.

This book is a must read for every Greek and American of Hellenic origin. You be will surprised to find out that issues plaguing the Greek economy such as tax-evasion, nepotism and resisting privatization of public property are nothing new. They were present at the inception of the present day Hellenic Republic.

Kolokotrones, a man who could not write the Greek alphabet although he knew how to read, valued education above all other virtues. Following his example, Greeks must study their history to avoid repeating mistakes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781482028850
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 1/30/2013
  • Pages: 434
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

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