For my contribution to the conversation about the bicentenary, I have been working on a host of narratives which connect the Greek revolution with the making of contemporary Greek identity in relation to historically disenfranchised populations. The context of my initial sample of narratives included both Greece and the diaspora (see my presentation at the Yale conference on the Greek Revolution and the Diaspora here).
But as I turn my talk into a book chapter, and in the interest of space, I focus exclusively on the diaspora component. Still, the section on Greece belongs to the broader problematic of the paper, namely bicentenary narratives which place the making of Greek civic identities in the context of interethnic encounters and in relation to people not historically connected with the revolution.
I am sharing it here: