“Eastern Europe’s Minorities in a Century of Change”, a podcast series on the history of minorities and minority experiences in twentieth-century Central and Eastern Europe prepared by the BASEES Study Group for Minority History to mark the Institute for Historical Research’s centenary.
Episode 1: Greeks and Muslims in the Classical Ottoman Empire
Samuel Foster in conversation with Prof Molly Green (Princeton University)
In this episode, Molly Greene, Professor of History and Hellenic Studies at Princeton University, talks to us about civil and cultural relations during the Ottoman Empire’s ‘Classical Age’ from 1300-1800. Focusing on the Empire’s Christian Greeks, Molly considers how this period would define modern Greek identity. Key to this was a perceived sense of historical persecution, necessitating a Christian ‘flight to the mountains’.