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Published: 11 June 2015

320 Pages | 12 black and white figures, 2 maps


ISBN: 9780198733775

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Russia and the Making of Modern Greek Identity, 1821-1844

Lucien J. Frary

Oxford Studies in Modern European History

  • Addresses the neglected topic of imperial Russian foreign policy based on previously untapped archival materials
  • Offers the only sustained account of Russia and the establishment of the independent Greek Church, and addresses such issues as foreign missionary societies, heresies, biblical translation, and religiously inspired secret societies
  • Provides a challenging critique of the relationship between tradition and modernity in the formation of national identity
  • Adopts a transnational approach to illuminate the formation of the first European nation-state of the post-French Revolutionary era
  • Illuminates the background to Russian activity in the Balkans and Middle East