“Land island. The Mediterranean and Cyprus in the Ottoman Era of Revolutions” is the title of the new book by the assistant professor of Ottoman and Turkish History at Panteion University
The Society of Cretan Historical Studies invites you on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 7:00 p.m., in the Yiannis Percelakis amphitheater of the Historical Museum of Crete (27 Sofoklis Venizelou Ave., Heraklion) to the presentation of the book by Antonis Chatzikyriakos under the title ” Land island. The Mediterranean and Cyprus in the Ottoman Era of Revolutions” (“Psifides” publications, “Historical series: Palimpsestos | 5”, March 2023).
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 relation to the wider revolutionary moment in the Mediterranean as well as the world 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.”
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 will talk about the book.
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).
Admission to the presentation of the book will be free, while copies of the book will be available at the Museum Shop.