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By Molly Greene

The interval of Ottoman rule in Greek heritage has passed through a dramatic reassessment in recent times. lengthy reviled as 400 years of unrelieved slavery and barbarity lower than 'the Turkish yoke', a brand new iteration of students, established in general yet no longer solely in Greece, is rejecting this monochromatic view in favour of a extra nuanced photograph of the Greek adventure within the Ottoman Empire.
This quantity considers this new scholarship, so much of it in Greek, and makes it obtainable for the 1st time to a much wider viewers. Molly Greene additionally discusses the altering perspectives of the Ottoman Empire extra in general and assesses what this altering historiography can let us know approximately this era in Greek history.
Four major topics give you the origin for the booklet and run during the person chapters: the destiny of the 1,000-year Byzantine background; the millet process and Ottoman society; the connections among the Greek inhabitants and different contributors of Ottoman society, specially in cultural lifestyles; and, the Greeks and Europe. The booklet starts with the normal date of 1453, the autumn of Constantinople, and contains debates over the level to which 1453 represented a true holiday with the previous. the amount ends with the Russo-Ottoman battle of 1768-1774, which dropped at an finish the relative peace and balance of the Ottoman eighteenth century and helped to herald the nationalist events within the region.

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