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Title: Dragoumis, Macedonia and the Ottoman empire (1903-1913) : the Great Idea, nationalism and Greek-Ottomanism
Author: Kaliakatsos, Michalis
ISNI:       0000 0004 2740 3352
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis examines the views of Ion Dragoumis and their transformations concerning the Greek foreign policy and the nationalist mobilisation of the Greeks in the Ottoman Empire during the historical developments and political reversals that took place there from 1903 until the Balkan wars. Most of the writings concerning Dragoumis are biased and idealised narratives motivated by nationalist aims and values. Moreover, the determinative influence that the specific historical conditions (social, diplomatic, political and ethnographic) exerted on the particular contents and development of Dragoumis' nationalism is understudied. The thesis aims, through a critical examination of Dragoumis' published material and unpublished archives, to uncover the political functions and objectives that Dragoumis' nationalist ideas fulfilled, alongside the specific historical circumstances which allowed their appearance and conditioned their attainability. During the decade 1903-1913 Dragoumis' nationalism crystallised into incompatible political plans, passing through all the main types of Greek nationalism from the establishment of the Greek Kingdom until his time. Therefore, the examination of the historical and political development of Dragoumis' nationalism constitutes a case study of the historicity and plasticity of nationalist ideas and of the alternative political forms and contradictions of Greek nationalism in the turbulent years of the early twentieth Century.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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