Get 40% off International Relations & Political Science print & eBooks! Shop the selection >>

Modernity, Memory and Identity in South-East Europe

The New Ottoman Greece in History and Fiction

Authors: Willert, Trine Stauning

Free Preview
  • Explores historical and literary narratives of the Ottoman past in contemporary Greek society and culture 
  • Places the development of new Greek national identities within an international context, taking account of changing geopolitical power balances in Europe and Turkey’s changing roles since 2000
  • Takes an interdisciplinary approach to heritage, literary and cultural studies, in order to offer new insights into how the Ottoman past continues to shape national identities
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook 59,49 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-93849-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 69,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-93848-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This book explores the increasing interest in the Ottoman past in contemporary Greek society and its cultural sphere. It considers how the changing geo-political balances in South-East Europe since 1989 have offered Greek society an occasion to re-examine the transition from cultural diversity in the imperial context, to efforts to homogenize culture in the subsequent national contexts. This study shows how contemporary immigration and better relations with Turkey led to new directions in historiography, fiction and popular culture in the beginning of the twenty-first century. It focuses on how narratives about cultural co-existence under Ottoman rule are used as a prism of national self-awareness and argues that the interpretations of Greece’s Ottoman legacy are part of the cultural battles over national identity and belonging. The book examines these narratives within the context of tension between East and West and, not least, Greece’s place in Europe.


About the authors

Trine Stauning Willert is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, UK. Previously she was Assistant Professor in Modern Greek Studies at the University of Copenhagen where she was a member of the research centre ‘The Many Roads in Modernity: South-East Europe and its Ottoman Roots’.


Reviews

“Trine Stauning Willert presents a unique and fascinating examination of the ways contemporary Greek culture has revisited a part of Greek history that has often been ignored, erased, or subordinated by "grander" national narratives. She deftly negotiates an analysis of cultural production that is fraught with political, cultural and emotional pitfalls, and brings us to a new understanding of how the Greeks themselves have begun to come to grips with their own "unwanted" past.” (Gerasimus Katsan is Associate Professor at Queens College, City University of New York, USA)

“This excellent book explores contemporary Greece’s complex relationship with its contested historical past. Trine Stauning Willert brings together memory studies, public history and Modern Greek Studies, to tell a story which becomes even more topical in a global era of radicalised attitudes against cultural diversity.” (Christina Koulouri, Panteion University, Athens, Greece)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: The New Ottoman Greece—A Heritage in Search of Identity and Inheritors

    Willert, Trine Stauning

    Pages 1-26

  • New Approaches to the Ottoman Legacy in Historiography, Education, and Music Studies

    Willert, Trine Stauning

    Pages 27-64

  • Fearing Neo-Ottomanism: Counter-discourses and Reactions to the ‘New Ottoman Greece’

    Willert, Trine Stauning

    Pages 65-88

  • Cultivating Osmanalgia: Intersections of History and Fiction in Thessaloniki

    Willert, Trine Stauning

    Pages 89-111

  • Narrating the Nation and Its (Ottoman) Legacy: The Greek Historical Novel and the Role of Fiction Writers

    Willert, Trine Stauning

    Pages 113-145

Buy this book

eBook 59,49 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-93849-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 69,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-93848-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The New Ottoman Greece in History and Fiction
Authors
Series Title
Modernity, Memory and Identity in South-East Europe
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93849-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93849-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93848-6
Series ISSN
2523-7985
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 225
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
Topics