Brigands with a cause: brigandage and irredentism in modern Greece, 1821-1912

Front Cover
Clarendon Press, 1987 - Law - 342 pages
Although some saw Greek brigands as no more than hardened criminals, to others they were veritable national heroes and avengers of social injustice. The book examines brigandage and irredentism in Greece since the War of Independence, tracing the intimate links between the two, their impact on Greek politics and statecraft, and their influence on modern Greek identity and nationalism.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Modern Greek National Formation
The Military Class

10 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1987)

Koliopoulos is Professor of Modern European History at the University of Thessaloniki.

Bibliographic information