Thursday, December 19, 2013

New military history research: Greek wars of independence in the 19th century and the Imperial cult in Cyprus

From the Historical Review, an article on the contribution of British economic expansion to the Greek War of Independence in the 1820s
 Painting of Antonis Oikonomou, hero of the Greek War of Independence, who started the revolution in the island of Ydra

N. Mitropoulos hoists the flag at Salona. Scene from the early stages of the Greek War of Independence by Louis Dupre

An article on regime change in the Ionian state and the Kingdom of Greece in the 1850s and the tensions between the British and Ottoman Empires in this period
 1868 -Bashi-Bazouk Singing by Jean-Leon Gerome
 An Albanian soldier, called an Arnaut, is seated beside his hookah (water pipe), playing an oud (a lute-like instrument) accompanied by the cawing of a pet raven perched on its cage. Seated in the background are three Bashi-Bazouks, or members of the Ottoman Empire's irregular troops, who were noted for their ferocity. 
 The valiant revolutionary Yero Tsiamis of Chalkidiki - 1854. Publish in Greece of Macedonia during Ottoman rule

An article discussing European merchant networks and the effects on these networks by such influences as Napoleon’s Continental System

From the Bryn Mawr Classical Review, a review of a book dealing with the Imperial cult in Roman Cyprus and its arguments that the Roman emperors were not venerated above local Greek gods

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