Introduction: The New Ottoman Greece—A Heritage in Search of Identity and Inheritors

  • Trine Stauning Willert
Part of the Modernity, Memory and Identity in South-East Europe book series (MOMEIDSEE)


From the point of view of the interdisciplinary field of Modern Greek Studies, the Introduction places the study in relation to the frameworks of cultural memory studies. The Introduction introduces readers to the significance of the Ottoman legacy in the Modern Greek cultural tradition. It refers to the various discourses regarding Greek national narratives that prevail and discourses that challenge such traditional narratives. Phenomena such as history wars and the idea of seeing history from the perspective of the other are discussed and particular terminology relating to the Ottoman legacy such as neo-Ottomanism and cosmopolitanism is introduced.


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  • Trine Stauning Willert
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  1. 1.Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek StudiesUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK

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