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"Organosis Konstantinoupoleos" (Organization of Constantinople)

"Organosis Konstantinoupoleos" (Organization of Constantinople) (27/4/2007 v.1) Οργάνωσις Κωνσταντινουπόλεως (13/4/2007 v.1)

The Organization of Constantinople ("Organosis Konstantinoupoleos") was founded in the beginning of 1908. Its founder was Athanasios Nikolaidis in cooperation with Ion Dragoumis. Having its seat in Constantinople (Istanbul) the organization aimed at confronting the Bulgarian national movement in Macedonia and Thrace and at achieving a political coordination of the Greeks in Constantinople. At the same time it promoted a cooperation between the peoples of the Balkans and Asia Minor. The...



Construction of public space in 19th - century Constantinople

Construction of public space in 19th - century Constantinople (27/4/2007 v.1) Συγκρότηση του δημόσιου χώρου στην Κωνσταντινούπολη του 19ου αιώνα (13/4/2007 v.1)

During the period of the tanzimat reforms in the Ottoman Empire (1839-1876), some typical features in the cultural and social environment of the Ottoman capital emerged, which leave room for the use of the term “public space”, according to the model of Jürgen Habermas. These features consisted of new spaces of sociability, like the bourgeois associations and clubs, the development of the press, the formation of a literate public through the establishment of educational foundations. As a result,...



European diplomats in Constantinople

European diplomats in Constantinople - to be assigned Ευρωπαίοι διπλωμάτες στην Κωνσταντινούπολη - to be assigned



Greco-Ottomanism - has not been published yet Ελληνοθωμανισμός (13/4/2007 v.1)

An ideology that flourished within the framework of the Ottoman reforms and the development of the concept of Ottomanism. It promoted the collaboration between the Greek-Orthodox and the Muslims in the Ottoman Empire. After the revolution of the Young Turcs, Greco-Ottomanism was resurrected together with the visions of equality, until at last they were dealt the death blow at the time of the Blakan Wars.


Greek diplomatic mission in Constantinople

Greek diplomatic mission in Constantinople - to be assigned Ελληνική διπλωματική αντιπροσωπεία στην Κωνσταντινούπολη - to be assigned


Greek newspapers in Constantinople

Greek newspapers in Constantinople (27/4/2007 v.1) Ελληνικός Τύπος της οθωμανικής Κωνσταντινούπολης (13/4/2007 v.1)

The strong presence of newspapers printed in Greek in Constantinople in the 19th c. is closely related to the re-establishment of the religious communities, the reforms of Tanzimat in the 1830’s and the developments in the Greek-Orthodox community and the Patriarchate of Constantinople.



Greek Orthodox deputies for Constantinople in the Ottoman Parliament

Greek Orthodox deputies for Constantinople in the Ottoman Parliament (2/5/2007 v.1) Ρωμιοί βουλευτές Κωνσταντινουπόλεως στην οθωμανική βουλή (13/4/2007 v.1)

The presence of Rum (Greek-Orthodox) Members of Parliament from Constantinople in the two periods of the Ottoman parliamentary system (1876-188 and 1908-1919) was strong and very productive with interventions over issues concerning the Greek-Orthodox populations of the Ottoman Empire, such as the representation of ethno-religious groups in the provincial councils, the recruitment of non-Muslims and the autonomy of educational foundations.



Greek Orthodox of Constantinople after the Lausanne Treaty

Greek Orthodox of Constantinople after the Lausanne Treaty (2/5/2007 v.1) Ρωμιοί της Κωνσταντινούπολης μετά τη συνθήκη της Λωζάννης (13/4/2007 v.1)

Presentation of the institutional organization of the Rum minority in Constantinople after the Lausanne Treaty.



Non-Muslims of the Ottoman Empire and the millet system

Non-Muslims of the Ottoman Empire and the millet system - has not been published yet Μη-μουσουλμάνοι της Οθωμανικής Αυτοκρατορίας και το σύστημα των μιλλέτ - has not been published yet

The term “millet system” is of relatively late origin and was articulated in Western Europe to denote the special mode of social-political organization in the Ottoman Empire. The general agreement about the beginning of the “millet system” is that it started after the conquest of Constantinopolis.


Reform in the Ottoman Empire

Reform in the Ottoman Empire (7/6/2007 v.1) Μεταρρυθμίσεις στην Οθωμανική Αυτοκρατορία (7/6/2007 v.1)

Tanzimat is the term we use to describe a series of edicts and processes aiming at reorganizing the administration and the finances of the Ottoman Empire as well as its relations with its subjects, Muslims and non-Muslims, with the ultimate purpose to safeguard its survival.