A century after Greece’s military intervention in Minor Asia —and despite numerous substantial historical studies on the Minor Asia disaster— there prevails among Greek public opinion a one-sided, biased picture which has been imposed for many decades by political circumstances and personal expediency, a picture fully refuted by historical research. The new book by Kostas M. Stamatopoulos, by making deft use of Greek and international bibliography, attempts to provide concise answers to some major questions of the Minor Asia issue, wishing to contribute to the prevalence of a sober examination of the stirring events it deals with.

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    As to what extent did the objectives circumstances justify Greece’s involvement in Minor Asia? Which were the consequences for Greece from the competition between the imperialist forces? Which were the responsibilities of Eleftherios Venizelos in critical decisions and which are the unseen aspects of his diplomatic success? Was there indeed a change in Greek government policy, as well as in the stance of the major European forces toward Greece, after the result of November 1920 elections? Which was the role of King Constantine and what was the extent of responsibilities of the monarchists government in the course of the tragedy?

    A century after Greece’s military intervention in Minor Asia —and despite numerous substantial historical studies on the Minor Asia disaster— there prevails among Greek public opinion a one-sided, biased picture which has been imposed for many decades by political circumstances and personal expediency, a picture completely refuted by historical research. This new book by Kostas M. Stamatopoulos, by making deft use of Greek and international bibliography, attempts to give answers to some major questions of the Minor Asia issue, wishing to contribute to the prevalence of a sober examination of the stirring events it deals with, free of any emotionally charged approach as well as contradictions.

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    Weight 300 g
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    Pages 128
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    • STAMATOPOULOS, COSTAS M.

      After concluding his thesis on Byzantine history at the Sorbonne, Costas M. Stamatopoulos has written a number of articles and studies on the Greek presence in Constantinople and Asia Minor. The following are also among his works (in Greek if not otherwise stated): Breakthroughs in the Throes of Modern Greece (Domos, 1988); Steps in the Heritage of Constantinople (Domos, 1989, augmented edition 1992); Constantinople, in Search of the Queen of Cities (with Akylas Millas, Bratzioti, 1990); A Lesson in Balkan History (Domos, 1995); The Final Glow: the Greeks of Constantinople in the Years 1948–1955 (Domos, 1996); Aegean Asia Minor (Asterismos, 1998); The Tatoi Chronicle (1800–2003), Vol. I and Vol. II (Kapon, 2004); The Monuments of Mt Penteli (Municipality of Vrilissia, 2007, in association with Alexia Altouvi); Istanbul through the Lens of Achilles Samantzis and Evgenios Dalezios (Allemandi, 2009); Journal of Prince Nicholas (1909–1912) (Fereniki, 2011); Tatoi. A Guided Tour through Time and Space (Kapon, 2011, 2015); Monarchy in Modern Greece (Kapon, 2015, the English and French editions appeared in 2017). The volumes Sinasos in Cappadocia (1996), to which he contributed a lengthy article on ‘Daily life in Sinasos in the early 20th century’, and Constantinople, in Search of the Queen of Cities have received awards from the Academy of Athens. To the volume The Building of the Parliament of the Hellenes (Parliament of the Hellenes, 2009) he contributed the chapters on ‘The Palace in the reign of George I (1863–1909)’ and ‘The slow twilight (1909–1922)’. Costas M. Stamatopoulos is vice-president of the Hellenic Environment and Culture Society.

COSTAS M. STAMATOPOULOS

1922
How did we end up in the Minor Asia Disaster

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A century after Greece’s military intervention in Minor Asia —and despite numerous substantial historical studies on the Minor Asia disaster— there prevails among Greek public opinion a one-sided, biased picture which has been imposed for many decades by political circumstances and personal expediency, a picture fully refuted by historical research. The new book by Kostas M. Stamatopoulos, by making deft use of Greek and international bibliography, attempts to provide concise answers to some major questions of the Minor Asia issue, wishing to contribute to the prevalence of a sober examination of the stirring events it deals with.

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