Xenocracy : State, Class, and Colonialism in the Ionian Islands, 1815-1864, Hardback Book

Xenocracy : State, Class, and Colonialism in the Ionian Islands, 1815-1864 Hardback

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Of the many European territorial reconfigurations to result from the Congress of Vienna, the Ionian State remains among the least understood.

Xenocracy offers a much-needed account of the region during the ensuing half-century of oversight by Great Britain-a period that embodied all of the contradictions of British imperial expansion.

Administrators deliberately pursued liberal reforms and fostered the growth of a middle class that was instrumental in building the colonial state.

However, Ionian finances deteriorated and fissures appeared along class lines, presenting a significant threat to social stability.

As author Sakis Gekas shows, the ordeal fueled an ambivalence toward Western Europe, anticipating the "neocolonial" condition with which the Greek nation struggles even today.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 380 pages
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781785332616

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