Book cover of The Greek Revolution: 1821 and the Making of Modern Europe by Mark Mazowerby Mark Mazower

Winner of the Duff Cooper Prize • One of The Economist‘s top history books of the year

From one of our leading historians, an important new history of the Greek War of Independence—the ultimate worldwide liberal cause célèbre of the age of Byron, Europe’s first nationalist uprising, and the beginning of the downward spiral of the Ottoman Empire—published two hundred years after its outbreak


As Mark Mazower shows us in his enthralling and definitive new account, myths about the Greek War of Independence outpaced the facts from the very beginning, and for good reason. This was an unlikely cause, against long odds, a disorganized collection of Greek patriots up against what was still one of the most storied empires in the world, the Ottomans.

Interview with the Author

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Triumph against the odds: the 1821 Greek Revolution
12/15/21           35 min



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Mark Mazower, “The Greek Revolution: 1821 and the Making of Modern Europe” (Penguin, 2021)
11/16/21          52 min


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