How 300 Idealistic Young Germans Fought to Liberate the Greeks From 500 Years of Muslim Tyranny: A Novelistic History of the Greek War of Independence (1821-1832)
This historical novel by the University of Toronto German scholar Professor Heinz Wetzel, focuses on the Greek uprising and the War of Independence against the Turkish occupation and on the astonishing degree of European support that is awakened in the cause of freedom.
"Wetzel succeeds in shedding new light on this fascinating historical episode by mediating with sophisticated detail and complexity, by capturing tensions of idealism and realism that mirror broader developments in German literature and thought from the 18th to 19th century. Wetzel conducted the research on his topic in archives and libraries for many years. ... Wetzel's novel is now available in an admirably elegant translation that could only have been produced by someone as qualified as Ralph Whitinger, the University of Alberta German scholar, translator and former editor of the Canadian journal of Germanic studies Seminar. Whitinger also provides an introduction to Wetzel's novel that gives a sense of the complex, cultural-political at that time."
Dr. Gisela Brinker-Gabler,
Table of Contents
Critical Introduction and Translator's Note
Chapter 1 - Departure
Chapter 2 - Companions
Chapter 3 - Companions
Chapter 4 - Foreign Realities
Chapter 5 - In Search of the Government
Chapter 6 - Exhaustion and Impatience
Chapter 7 - No Luck? ... or Betrayed?
Chapter 8 - Changes
Chapter 9 - Departure Again
Chapter 10 - Homeward Bound Together
Chapter 11 - Marching On, Holding Out
Chapter 12 - On the Brink
Chapter 13 - Peta
Chapter 14 - How Life Went
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