The presentation of the book by Antonis Chatzikyriakos under the title “Land island. The Mediterranean and Cyprus in the Ottoman Era of Revolutions” is organized by the Society of Cretan Historical Studies on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. at the Giannis Percelakis Amphitheater of the Historical Museum of Crete (27 Sofoklis Venizelou Ave., Heraklion).
As the relevant announcement states “this is an extremely interesting and original approach to the Ottoman period of the large Mediterranean island, which focuses on the era of “the consecutive crises that the island experienced during the period 1764-1840”, in connection with the broader revolutionary situation on the Mediterranean but also on a global scale. In addition, however, this work by Antonis Chatzikyriakos, as Antonis Anastasopoulos points out, “is not a book that concerns only those interested in the history of Cyprus, as the conceptual axes of Mediterraneanness, insularity, spatiality… and the entire methodological approach of the author, make it a read that prompts the reader to think and reflect on broader historical and historiographical issues.”
The book will be discussed by:
Eleftheria Zei, Associate Professor of Modern History at the Department of History and Archeology of the University of Crete.
Antonis Anastasopoulos, Associate Professor of Ottoman History at the Department of History and Archeology of the University of Crete
and the author.
A few words about the author
Antonis Chatzikyriakou is an Assistant Professor of Ottoman and Turkish History at Panteion University and a research associate at the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis at Stanford University. He has worked at Princeton University, the University of London, the University of the Bosphorus, the Institute of Mediterranean Studies of the Technology and Research Foundation and the University of Cyprus. He has published articles and studies in scientific journals and collective volumes in English, Greek and Turkish and edited the volume Islands of the Ottoman Empire (Princeton, 2017).
Useful information about the event
Free entry* | Copies of the book will be available at the Museum Shop 2810-283219 (incl. 101) | www.historical-museum.gr
*Please note that the event will be videotaped and photographs will be taken».