The presentation of the book "The Most Glorious Struggle: The Greek Revolution of 1821" (Papadopoulos Publications, 2021) by Aristides Hatzis took place on Thursday, December 9, at the Benaki Museum. A. Hatzis is a Professor of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and a member of the Assembly of the "Greece 2021" National Committee.
Three historians presented the book; Kostas Kostis, Professor of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and member of the Assembly of the "Greece 2021" National Committee; Konstantina Botsiou, Associate Professor at the University of Peloponnese and Lydia Tricha, Vice President of the Foundation for Education and European Culture. The journalist of the Kathimerini newspaper Xenia Kounalaki coordinated the event, and actress Olia Lazaridou read excerpts from the book.
According to Prof. Kostas Kostis, "Two elements particularly attract me to the first volume of the History of the Revolution by Aristides Hatzis. Firstly, the passion that characterizes him in his engagement with the subject – a subject until very recently ignored and marginalized by our historiography – which leads to excellent narrative expressions. Secondly, I am impressed by his honesty in dealing with this fundamental for our existence event, the War of Independence, without prejudices, self-interest, and ulterior motives. Both elements guarantee that the reader holds a great book in his hands."
Stathis Kalyvas, Professor of the University of Oxford and member of the Assembly of the "Greece 2021" National Committee, wrote about the Most Glorious Struggle: "When fascinating fiction writing meets groundbreaking scientific historical research, the result is unique: the Greek Revolution as we have never read it before."