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Author St. Clair, William.

Title That Greece might still be free : the Philhellenes in the War of Independence / William St. Clair ; with a new introduction by Rodrick Beaton.

Imprint Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Edition New rev. corrected ed.
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 419 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note Directory of Open Access Books: DOAB.
"New edition, revised, corrected, and with additional illustrations and updated bibliography."
"First edition published in 1972 by Oxford University Press"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-374) and index.
Contents The Outbreak -- The Return of the Ancient Hellenes -- The Regiment -- Two Kinds of War -- The Cause of Greece, the Cause of Europe -- The Road to Marseilles -- Chios -- The Battalion of Philhellenes -- The Battle of Peta -- The Triumph of the Captains -- The Return Home -- The German Legion -- Knights and Crusaders -- Secrets of State -- Enter the British -- Lord Byron joins the Cause -- 'To bring Freedom and Knowledge to Greece' -- Arrivals at Missolonghi -- The Byron Brigade -- Essays in Regeneration -- The New Apostles -- The English Gold -- The Coming of the Arabs -- The Shade of Napoleon -- 'No freedom to fight for at home' -- French Idealism and French Cynicism -- Regulars Again -- A New Fleet -- Athens and Navarino -- America to the Rescue -- Later -- Appendix I: Remarks on Numbers -- Appendix II: The Principal Philhellenic Expeditions -- Notes on the Select Bibliography -- Select Bibliography -- Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Material Since 1972.
Summary "When in 1821 the Greeks rose in violent revolution against the rule of the Ottoman Turks, waves of sympathy spread across Western Europe and the United States. More than a thousand volunteers set out to fight for the cause. William St Clair meticulously researched and highly readable account of their aspirations and experiences was hailed as definitive when it was first published. Long out of print, it remains the standard account of the Philhellenic movement and essential reading for any students of the Greek War of Independence, Byron, and European Romanticism. This completely revised edition includes a new introduction by Roderick Beaton, an updated bibliography and many new illustrations"--Publisher's description.
Subject Philhellenism.
Greece -- History -- War of Independence, 1821-1829 -- Participation, Foreign.
Grèce -- Histoire -- 1821-1829 (Guerre de l'Indépendance) -- Participation étrangère.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Greece.
HISTORY -- Social History.
Military participation -- Foreign
War of Independence (Greece : 1821-1829) (OCoLC)fst01355287
Chronological Term 1821-1829
Indexed Term Greece
Greek History
Lord Byron
War of Independence
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Beaton, Roderick.
Other Form: Hardback version : 9781906924010
Papaerback version : 9781906924003
ISBN 9781906924027 (electronic bk.)
1906924023 (electronic bk.)
9781906924010 (cased)
1906924015 (cased)
9781906924003 (pbk.)
1906924007 (pbk.)

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