[ilds] post-Ottoman theory

Vittorio Celentano vcel at ix.netcom.com
Sun Jul 8 10:06:38 PDT 2007


Marc,

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish-Venetian_War_(1714-1718)

"After their success in the Morea, the Ottomans moved against the
venetian-held Ionian Islands. They occupied the island of Lefkada (Santa
Maura), which the Venetians had taken in 1684, and the fort of Bouthroton
(Butrinto) opposite the city of Corfu. On 8 July 1716, an Ottoman army of
33,000 men landed on Corfu, the most important of the Ionian islands. The
defence was led by Count Johann Matthias von der Schulenburg, who had
roughly 8,000 men at his command. Despite a Venetian naval victory on July
8, the Ottoman land army advanced to the city of Corfu, and on July, 19
after capturing the outlying forts of Mantouki, Garitsa, Avrami and of the
Saviour, the siege began. The extensive fortifications and the determination
of the defenders withstood several assaults, until finally the Ottomans
withdrew on 20 August."

Vittorio
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From: "Marc Piel" <marcpiel at interdesign.fr>
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Sent: Sunday, July 08, 2007 8:24 AM
Subject: Re: [ilds] post-Ottoman theory


> If you read this text:
>
> http://www.lib.msu.edu/sowards/balkan/lecture6.html
>
> You will see that Corfu was indeed under Ottoman
> influence!
>
> Marc
>
> Michael Haag wrote:
>
> > I do not know whether postcolonial theory as taught in American
> > universities keeps the cleaning ladies off the streets, but some
> > historical knowledge of the Ottoman Empire, whose western extremity was
> > Serbia and whose eastern extremity was Iraq, goes a long way towards
> > understanding why those two places continue to be serious problems in
> > our day. Durrell of course lived in Belgrade, also in Cyprus, another
> > very recent object of Ottoman imperialism, and before that in Egypt,
> > which likewise had been (technically until 1914) part of the Ottoman
> > Empire. In fact from 1935 when he went to Greece until 1956 when he went
> > to France, the only places he lived that had not been part of the
> > Ottoman Empire were Corfu and Argentina.
> >
> > :Michael
> >
> >
> > On Sunday, July 8, 2007, at 01:46 am, william godshalk wrote:
> >
> >     Perhaps theory is a way of keeping us from close analysis of what is
> >     actually happening. Is theory a way of intellectualizing the fact
> >     that Iraq is a killing ground, a slaughter house? Theory is a way of
> >     keeping a segment of the society off the streets and away from
> >     revolution.
> >
> >     Bill
> >
> >
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