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by David J. Howarth

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ISBN:
0002160587
Author:
David J. Howarth
Category:
Europe
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins Distribution Services (May 27, 1976)
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256 pages
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Book by Howarth, David Armine. For anyone with an interest in modern Greek history, The Greek Adventure" is a fast paced narrative of the war for Greek independence from the Ottoman Empire in the 1820s

Book by Howarth, David Armine. For anyone with an interest in modern Greek history, The Greek Adventure" is a fast paced narrative of the war for Greek independence from the Ottoman Empire in the 1820s. In this book Howarth does a good job of describing the movement from the perspectives of the three main interests involved. The main interests are the indigenous Greeks, the European Philhelenes (lovers of Greece) and the Turks.

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The Greek Adventure : Byron and Other Characters of the Greek War of Independence. Book by Howarth, David Armine.

The Greek Revolution (or War of Independence-like .

The Greek Revolution (or War of Independence-like the American Revolution it goes by both names) is something that has been popping up a lot lately in some of the books I've been reading. Once the war breaks out, I got bogged down in battles, marches, sieges and other military maneuvers for a while. But then Brewer pulls back his scope out again to describe the reactions of the other European nations, and the international volunteers who came to Greece to fight. The book then gets into Egypt's involvement in the war, and finally the involvement of most of Europe in a huge naval battle that destroyed the Ottoman fleet, ending with Greece's independence.

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For anyone with an interest in modern Greek history, The Greek Adventure" is a fast paced narrative of the war for Greek independence from the Ottoman Empire in the 1820s. In this book Howarth does a good job of describing the movement from the perspectives of the three main interests involved. The main interests are the indigenous Greeks, the European Philhelenes (lovers of Greece) and the Turks.
The indigenous Greek forces consisted of various bands of bandits and local warlords who availed themselves of the opportunities to improve their own positions provided by the rebellion against the Turks. Although viewed by the Philhelenes as the noble descendants of Ancient Greece, Greeks of the day were no more closely related to the ancient Greeks than the moderns of any other European nations are related to their ancient antecedents. The architectural relics of Ancient Greece, so admired by the Philhelenes were, to the natives, only embarrassing reminders of a pagan past. The Greeks, in the final measure, did not live up to the high ideals which the Philhelenes had imputed to them.

The role of the Philhelenes was crucial to the success of the war. It was they who provided the funds supporting the revolt, much of it from loan subscriptions in Britain. Most prominent among the Philhelenes was the English poet, Lord Byron, who gave his reputation, his fortune and, ultimately, his life in service of Greek independence. Despite his high profile, the author concludes that there is little contribution which can be said to be traceable to his involvement. It can also be said that the Philhelenes provided the intellectual concept of a noble Greek tradition which cried for a national expression. While much of the money donated to the cause was squandered, this national ideal was the indispensable contribution of the Philhelenes, without which Greek independence may not have been achieved. Although high in their ideals, the Philhelenes were more noted for their inefficient failures than for their successes.

The Turks, against whom the revolt was directed, were represented primarily by the vassals to whom the Sultan made promises in return for service. Too inept to swiftly conquer the ragtag bands of bandits and foreign idealists, the Turks were able to keep the war going until the European powers were able to agree on a formula for ending the conflict.

In the end, it was a treaty between the United Kingdom, France and Russia which led to the resolution of the war. Pursuant to the Treaty of London a joint three power naval fleet destroyed the Turkish fleet in the battle of Navarino, ending the war and guaranteeing Greek independence.

This relatively short book is an interesting introduction to the Greek struggle for independence. My rating is more indicative of my mild interest in Greek history rather than any dissatisfaction with the book. The author does a good job of narrating a story with which many readers are unfamiliar. Although its place and many of its personal names involved are difficult to follow, the author tells the story in a manner which holds the attention of the reader. The multiple forces involved leaves the reader with the suspicion that this war may have been more of a Nineteenth Century Crusade in the centuries of warfare between Christendom and Islam than it was an inspired struggle for Greek freedom. In this we may find its greatest interest.