This volume is critical to the two dominant historiographical paradigms on the topic of Balkan revolutions. This new treatment does not adopt a description of the national movements resulting from the dissolution of the territories of the “Sick man of Europe” from the Great European Powers (Eastern Question Paradigm). Nor is it based on the autonomous process of repetitive awakenings of sleeping Nations, drugged from the Oriental influence of their ruler (Balkan Nationalism Paradigm). Instead, the author attempts a classification as well as a new description of the Balkan national movements as a continuous feedback with the internal sociopolitical schisms in Western Europe, as expressed in the great revolutionary crises from the end of the eighteenth to the beginning of the twentieth century.
- Dimitris Stamatopoulos
- Prof Dr Dimitris Stamatopoulos teaches Balkan and Late Ottoman History at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece. He is a member of the Institutes for Advanced Studies in Princeton and in Freiburg, visiting professor at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (Paris), Princeton University and the Institute of European History in Mainz. Stamatopoulos is the author of many books and articles on the history of the Orthodox Christian populations in the Ottoman Empire.