Women And Nationalism In The Making Of Modern Greece: The Founding of the Kingdom to the Greco…

Hardcover | June 15, 2009

byDemetra Tzanaki

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This book reveals how the national idea in nineteenth century Greece helped women to develop an alternate vision of female politics, history, and citizenship. Through a discussion of fascinating materials, reflecting contemporary beliefs and ideas, this innovative study reveals how notions of citizenship were determined and explores the long process through which ideas and beliefs shaped both societies and individual identities.

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This book reveals how the national idea in nineteenth century Greece helped women to develop an alternate vision of female politics, history, and citizenship. Through a discussion of fascinating materials, reflecting contemporary beliefs and ideas, this innovative study reveals how notions of citizenship were determined and explores th...

DEMETRA TZANAKI is an historian and novelist specializing in the social, cultural, and intellectual history of nineteenth century Greece. She is Senior Research Fellow at the Hellenic Literary and Historical Archive (ELIA) in Athens, Greece.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.6 × 5.8 × 1.2 inPublished:June 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230545467

ISBN - 13:9780230545465

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Nationalism and Gender Histories of Nationalism * PART 1: GENDER AND THE NATION (1832-1869) * King of the Greeks or King of the Hellenes? * Morality and Female Authority * The Prototype Kingdom. What Kind of Woman? * PART 2: THE EMERGENCE OF A FEMALE CONSCIOUSNESS. WOMEN AND THE NATION (1870-1880) * The Choice of Terms * Women and Hellenismos. The Publication of Evridiki * The Cult of Domesticity and the World Outside Home * Lessons of Life * PART 3: GENDER AND THE STATE (1881-1897) * The Civic Region * A Kind of Power. Women and Politics: The Publication of Ephimeris ton Kyrion (1887-1897) * Conclusion * Bibliography * Index