Odessa (Odesa), Ukraine, early modern - modern period
Author(s) : Kardasis Vasilis (5/2/2008)Translation : Nakas Ioannis
For citation: Kardasis Vasilis, "Odessa (Odesa), Ukraine, early modern - modern period",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Black SeaURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=11574>
Odessa, the gate of Tsarist Russia to the Black Sea, was an important merchant centre of the 19th century orientated towards the trade of grain. The presence of the Greeks in the city and their activities played a vital role in the emergence of a national movement in the eve of the Greek War of Inependence in 1821. The Greeks founded flourishing merchant houses there, whereas they also played a very important role in the city’s social and intellectual life.
Northern coasts of the Black Sea
Odesa, Одеса, Одесса
1. The city’s foundation
2. Climate and place
3. Richelieu government
4. The Greeks: Economy and society
5. The community and the political presence of the Greeks
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