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AuthorBrewer, David, 1932-
TitleGreece, the hidden centuries : Turkish rule from the fall of Constantinople to Greek independence / David Brewer
ImprintLondon : I.B. Tauris, 2010
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Bibliog.Includes bibliography and index
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Phys. Descriptionx, 308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : maps ; 25 cm
ISBN9781848850477 (hbk.)
1848850476 (hbk.)
SubjectsGreece -- History -- 1453-1821
Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918
For almost four hundred years, between the fall of Constantinople in 1453 and the Greek War of Independence, the history of Greece is shrouded in mystery: distorted by Greek writers and largely neglected by others. What was life really like for the Greeks under Ottoman rule? Was it a period of exploitation and enslavement for the Greeks until they were finally able to rise up against Turkish(More)
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David Brewer
David Brewer was first a Classics scholar at Oxford and afterwards learned modern Greek. He lives in London.
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The period from 1453 to 1830, the Tourkokratia, or Turkish rule, has generally been described in Greek textbooks as one of unremitting tyranny. Brewer draws a different picture. Synthesizing recent trends in scholarship, he argues that the sultans kept taxes reasonable, permitted education, limited slavery, and granted freedom of worship. Generally, churches were (More)
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