History of the Greek Revolution: Volume 1

History of the Greek Revolution: Volume 1

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Thomas Gordon (1788-1841), a British army officer and philhellene, was actively involved in the Greek struggle for independence during the period 1821-8. This two-volume work, published in 1833, provides a comprehensive account of the Greek Revolution, portraying the war 'as it really was' and describing atrocities perpetrated by both sides. In his preface, Gordon acknowledges that the contest between the Greeks and the Turks has been written about a great deal. He sets out his aims to 'clear away exaggeration, rectify errors and anachronisms, and supply omissions', and he draws upon insights gained from having lived and fought for several years in Greece. In his introduction to Volume 1, Gordon provides background information on Greece's history over the previous 2,500 years. He then describes the course of the revolution to the end of 1822, concluding with some observations on how it was regarded in the rest of Europe.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 b/w illus. 7 maps
  • 1139175408
  • 9781139175401

Table of contents

Preface; Introduction; Book I: 1. Rebellion of Ali Pasha, and its consequences; 2. Insurrection of the Peloponnesus; 3. Effect that the Revolution produced on the minds of the Turks; 4. Operations of the Greek and Turkish fleets during the summer and autumn of the year 1821; 5. Progress of the war in Epirus, Macedonia, and Northern Greece, till the conclusion of the year 1821; 6. Affairs of Peloponnesus, from the capture of Tripolizza to the end of the year 1821; Book II: 1. Constitution of Epidaurus, and establishment of a central government in Greece; 2. Affairs of the Archipelago; 3. Campaign in Epirus; 4. Grand expedition of the Turks against Greece; 5. Operations in Northern Greece till the close of the year 1822; 6. Transactions in the Archipelago and Peloponnesus during the three last months of the year.
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