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An Anatomy of Greek Nationalism: Reconsidering the Historical Context.

September 25, 2008

By Apostolis Fotiadis

The study of Greek nationalism is confronted by a dual problem. Not only the complexities of social change in the Balkans  make it a difficult topic, but also the historical re-appropriation of it have alternated its original features several times. Consequently the students of this social, historical and political force have to study it both as the motive force and the subject matter of historical necessities. Furthermore, Greek nationalism exists at once in both conditions. It influences historical evolution and is influenced from the products of its impact. It is possibly this strong connection which reflects better than any other the ability of nationalisms to appear as self-perpetuated forces.

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