Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorKonstadakopulos, Dimitrios
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-12T00:13:10Z
dc.date.available2011-09-12T00:13:10Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationKonstadakopulos, Dimitrios 2009. History, Identity and Culture of the Borderland Community of Tsamantas in Epirus, North-Western Greece. In M. Rossetto, M. Tsianikas, G. Couvalis and M. Palaktsoglou (Eds.) "Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Eighth Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University June 2009". Flinders University Department of Languages - Modern Greek: Adelaide, 114-123.en
dc.identifier.isbn978-0725811372
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/25203
dc.description.abstractBefore the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire in the early part of the twentieth century, nationality was not of great significance to the people of Epirus; instead, diverse elements — cultural, historical, social and spatial — combined to form the identity of local communities, which differed from each other in terms of religion and language. However, the creation of Albania, and the protracted process of delimiting its border with Greece (1913–1926), brought about differing interpretations of ethnic identity and national consciousness amongst the people of the contested territory. This paper considers how historical events, such as the delimitation of the Greek-Albanian border, can influence local identities and cultures, and how such events help us to understand the social and economic decline of the border community of Tsamantas during most of the twentieth century. It also asserts that the possible future expansion of the European Union to include Albania might diminish differences in ethnicity in the region and facilitate the re-emergence of a distinct Epirote identity and culture.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherFlinders University Department of Languages - Modern Greeken
dc.subjectGreek Researchen
dc.subjectGreeceen
dc.subjectAustraliaen
dc.subjectDimitrios Konstadakopulosen
dc.titleHistory, Identity and Culture of the Borderland Community of Tsamantas in Epirus, North-Western Greeceen
dc.typeArticleen


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record