Ottoman rule in the Aegean: Chios during the Nineteenth Century

Centre – Periphery Relations

Έτος πρώτης έκδοσης2020
Έτος τρέχουσας έκδοσης2020
Βάρος (g)0,731 kgr
Σχήμα 17 x 24


Σε απόθεμα

The nineteenth century was very significant for the history of the Ottoman Empire, as the Empire went through a period of transformation in all sectors of political, financial and social life. This study reveals the impact of these reforms on the communi­ty of Chios and the effects on its people. However the importance of this book lies in the fact that it examines not only the progress of a community during the period of reforms, but of a community whose people had emerged from a tremendous catastrophe – the massacre of 1822 after their involvement in the Greek War of Independence – which had completely devastated the island.

The history of Chios during the nineteenth century provides us with a significant insight into how the institutions of the island along with the various interest groups of the social and economic divisions were affected by the Ottoman imperial policy. The conflicts of in­terest within the Chiot community at large, the ways in which these vested interests were expressed in local and imperial politics through the ever changing Ottoman policies at this highly localised level, illus­trate the complexity of the island’s social standing during this period, just as equally they demonstrate the multi-faceted and fluid nature which characterised the Ottoman rule of that era.

This book is an empirical study, based almost entirely on a mass of unpublished archival material and hopefully will serve as a stimulus to further research both the Chiot community as a satellite Ottoman state, as well as the developments of the Ottoman Empire itself.


Psarrou Evi L.

Psarrou Evi L.

Evi L. Psarrou is a graduate of the Department of History and Archeology at the University of Ioannina. She holds a Master’s degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK and completed her doctoral thesis at the Center for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK. She has been a research associate of the National Research Foundation and the Central Public Library of Chios «Koraes». She has lectured on history at the School of Hellenic Police Officers- Police Academy, the History and Archeology Department - University of Ioannina, the Department of Cultural Heritage Management and New Technologies and the Department of Philosophy - University of Patras, as well as the Hellenic Open University. She has participated in numerous conferences in Greece and abroad, where she has presented the results of her research, while her articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals and collective volumes of historical studies.