The public and private life of Charilaos Trikoupis. Details about his character, his daily habits, his love affairs, make up the unknown human side of the great statesman who dominated the Greek political stage for twenty years.
The book “The Known and the Unknown Charilaos Trikoupis” presents a concise picture of the public and private life of the great Greek politician, whose work and ideas had an enormous effect on the economical, political and social history of modern Greece.
For years the author of the book, Lydia Tricha, has been studying the modern Greek history and Trikoupis’s life and work, in particular. Kapon Editions has recently published (2001) another book written by her, “Charilaos Trikoupis and Public Works”, in which emphasis is laid mainly on the presentation of the major public works conceived and implemented by Trikoupis.
The book “The Known and the Unknown Charilaos Trikoupis” traces carefully his life from his youth until his death, and uncovers important and interesting aspects of his personality, some well-known, others less well-known. His major contribution to the establishment of the parliamentary system in Greece, his interest in the railways and large-scale public works, his economic programme and the associated loans and taxes, his foreign policy, and his efforts to reorganise the public administration system and the army are all well-known aspects of his career. The other, less well-known side of him involves his character, his daily habits, his behaviour, and even his love life.
With its clear and complete text, its carefully selected illustrations and elegant presentation, the book “The Known and the Unknown Charilaos Trikoupis” offers the reader a deep insight into the Greek political and social life during the 19th century.
Weight 200 g Dimensions 17 × 26 cm Pages 40 Images 34 Drawings