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Encyclopedia > Constantine Paparregopoulus

Constantine Paparregopoulus (1815-1891) was a nineteenth century Greek historian greatly influential in Greece and abroad for his original reasearch in Byzantine history as well as in other fields of Greek studies. The Battle of New Orleans 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Byzantine Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Greek-speaking Roman Empire during the Middle Ages, centred at its capital in Constantinople. ...


His life

C. Paparrigopoulos was born in Constantinople, studied in France and Germany and was permanently installed in Athens in 1834. At first he worked as an employee at the Ministry of Justice, then taught in the secondary education sector, and in 1851 he was elected professor of history at the University of Athens. His first piece of writing was the study On the settlement of some Slavic nations in the Peloponnese in 1843. The goal to which he was devoted was the refutation of the theories of Austrian historian Fallmerayer. In his famous multi-volume work History of the Greek Nation, From Antiquity till Modern Times which was published from 1860 to 1874 he conceived and wrote the entire national history. In this work he adopted the tripartite examination of periods already introduced by Spyros Zampelios (ancient Hellenism, medieval Hellenism, modern Hellenism) and used it as a tool for the narration of the course of the Greek nation throughout the centuries. Map of Constantinople. ... The Acropolis in central Athens, one of the most important landmarks in world history. ... 1834 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1851 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... ... The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greek: Εθνικόν και Καποδιστριακόν Πανεπιστήμιον Αθηνών), usually referred to simply as the University of Athens, is the oldest university in the region of the eastern Mediterranean and has been in continuous operation since its establishment in 1837. ... 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... 1874 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Ancient Greece is the term used to describe the Greek-speaking world in ancient times. ... The Byzantine Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Greek-speaking Roman Empire during the Middle Ages, centred at its capital in Constantinople. ... // Treaty of London The history of modern Greece began with the recognition of Greek independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1832. ... Modern Greeks in a bar in Skopelos The Greeks are a nation and ethnic group, who have populated Greece from the 17th century BC until the present day. ...


His work


The interpretation of Byzantium's Greek character in the work of Sp. Zampelios was the first step in the effort to refute Fallmerayer's theory. It was supported that the ancient Greek civilization had not faded away, but had been creatively reshaped as it met Christianity, which took place during the Byzantine Empire. With Zampelios then, the foundations were prepared in order for a total national history to be written, in order for the past, the continuous course of the Greek nation from antiquity till the 19th century, to be narrated. This ambitious project was undertaken and completed by Constantine Paparrigopoulos, who is considered for this reason the founder of Greek national historiography, also known as Greek historism. The Byzantine Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Greek-speaking Roman Empire during the Middle Ages, centred at its capital in Constantinople. ... Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament writings of his early followers. ... Antiquity means ancient times, and may be used of any period before the Middle Ages. ...


C. Paparrigopoulos, as well as Sp. Zampelios set the basis for the formation of national identity in modern Greek society. Besides, their work did not concern only a closed and restricted circle of specialists and academics. It was addressed to the society of their times, in order to strengthen their national self-knowledge. Besides, Paparrigopoulos's classes at the University, which constituted the raw material for the writing of his memorable History, were frequently published in Pandora magazine, of which he was the co-publisher, as well as in the Athenian Press. The term Greek-Christian which was devised for scientific purposes, functioned towards the same direction but did not remain a simple instrument of analysis in the hands of specialists. As this term appeared in mid-ninth century exactly, it became a canvass on which the ideology of the Greek state was developed and shaped. The content of education, the orientation of historical studies and the study of tradition (folklore) were organised on this basis. In addition, the Megali Idea (Greek Great Idea) which was nebulous until that time, acquired flesh and bones. The Byzantine Empire, which had now been acclaimed a cultural mould of the Greek state which was still small, became the model for its territorial expansion. Megale Idea (1912-1922) Definition Megali Idea (Μεγάλη Ιδέα) (Greek for Great Idea) is a concept of Greek nationalism expressing the goal of establishing a Greek state that encompasses all ethnic Greeks. ...


 
 

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