The Greek Revolution, English language books.

Discussion in 'Historical References, Literature & Media Review' started by billyturnip, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. billyturnip A Fixture

    As promised here,
    I've done quite a bit of copying and pasting from Amazon to save myself time but shopping around on Abebooks and other booksellers might find them cheaper.
    Some of these I have read, others I have but not read yet and a couple of others waiting to be purchased but if anyone has any questions please ask.

    Commander of the Karteria: Honoured in Greece. Unknown at Home.

    From participating in the Battle of Trafalgar as an 11 year old trainee Midshipman to his untimely death as Commander of the very first steamship used in naval warfare, Frank Abney Hastings' life is portrayed vividly throughout this book. Born into a privileged aristocratic family Frank Abney Hastings had a potentially brilliant career mapped out in the British Royal Navy, but partly due to his own sense of honour and political atmosphere at this time, it was cut short. His passionate interest in artillery and early 19th Century naval warfare, combined with his desire to participate in the Greek fight for independence from Ottoman rule, lead him to become one of the most revered Phillhellenes in Greece today. Set against the historical background of early 19th Century history the influence of the Turkish regime and of other Phillhellenes including Byron, Hastings contributed to the Greek cause by designing, building and commanding the first steamship ever used in naval war. The Karteria was not perfect but had many revolutionary aspects to her design. She became a great threat to the Turkish fleets and successfully sank and captured many ships. She and the legendary Hellas became the first ships of the new Hellenic Navy. Hastings' fatal wounding off Mesalonghi at the age of 34 was a sad blow for the Greek cause, but the Karteria remained to continue his fight. In Greece Frank Abney Hastings is remembered as a hero. If he had lived he may have become England's next Nelson. The book describes his life, his tribulations and his successes not only in the author's words but also through Hastings' own correspondence and writings. Also visit of the Karteria

    Kolokotronis's Memoirs

    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.

    Campaign of the Falieri and Piraeus in the Year 1827: Or, Journal of a Volunteer, Being the Personal Account of Captain Thomas Douglas Whitcombe

    This book presents the diary of Captain Thomas Douglas Whitcombe, a young English gunnery officer who in 1827 participated as a volunteer in an expedition to relieve the Turkish siege of the Acropolis of Athens. Covering the period from winter 1826 to late summer 1827, the journal gives an eyewitness account of the actions of the Greek Army and its corps of European volunteers, including those known as the Philhellenes, and a view of the culture and society of Greece in the early 19th century. An introduction provides historical background for the Greek Revolution, a comparative analysis of existing published accounts of the 1827 expedition, and notes on the author and his manuscript. Three appendixes complement the journal, they present details of Whitcombe's family, the recollections of Whitcombe's daughter (with notes by Eliot), and biographical sketches of the European volunteers who served in the 1827 campaign.

    Makriyannis. The Memoirs Of General Makriyannis 1797-1864.

    Byron's War

    Roderick Beaton re-examines Lord Byron's life and writing through the long trajectory of his relationship with Greece. Beginning with the poet's youthful travels in 1809–1811, Beaton traces his years of fame in London and self-imposed exile in Italy, that culminated in the decision to devote himself to the cause of Greek independence. Then comes Byron's dramatic self-transformation, while in Cephalonia, from Romantic rebel to 'new statesman', subordinating himself for the first time to a defined, political cause, in order to begin laying the foundations, during his 'hundred days' at Missolonghi, for a new kind of polity in Europe – that of the nation-state as we know it today. Byron's War draws extensively on Greek historical sources and other unpublished documents to tell an individual story that also offers a new understanding of the significance that Greece had for Byron, and of Byron's contribution to the origin of the present-day Greek state. revolution

    History of the Greek Revolution: Volume 1 &2

    This Elibron Classics book is a facsimile reprint of a 1861 edition by William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London.

    History of the Greek Revolution: Volume 1&2 Thomas Gordon.

    This Elibron Classics book is a facsimile reprint of a 1832 edition by William Blackwood; T.Cadell, Edinburgh ; London. revolution gordon
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  2. phil_h A Fixture

    Thank you so much for this Roger - I really appreciate it, and I'll be ordering several of these titles! (y):)

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