BOOK PRESENTATION: NATION AWAKENING - PAVLOS MELAS
Organizer: THE FOUNDATION FOR THE MUSEUM OF MACEDONIAN STRUGGLE & THE MODERN HISTORY OF MACEDONIA IN COLLABORATION WITH T.C.H.
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“Nation Awakening: PAVLOS MELAS” is the title of the deluxe edition of the publication of the Foundation for the Museum of Macedonian Struggle and Modern History of Macedonia (FMMS), which is presented to the general public for the first time. It is a rare compilation of historical evidence comprising more than a hundred condolence letters which the families Mela and Dragoumi received when the news of the untimely death of the Macedonian warrior Pavlos Melas became known. His sacrifice, the scale of his heroic death and the aftermath of the legend of Melas are presented through unique letters of important personalities of the time, including Konstantinos Mazarakis - Ainian, Germanos Karavangelis, Lakis Pyrzas, Athanasios Exadaktylos Louise Riencourt, Ekaterini Laskaridou and Sofia Trikoupi. The publication also includes resolutions of municipalities, communities, companies and a variety of associations of the free, enslaved and diasporic Hellenism of the early 20th century. These documents highlight the symbolic dimension of Melas' sacrifice, a heroic act that made the Macedonian Question a national affair.
The archival material was donated to the Museum by his granddaughter, Mrs. Natalia Ioannidi, for its scientific promotion and utilization. The publication was made on the initiative of the Ministry of National Defence, while the cost of the publication was borne by the Civil Non-Profit Company of Drama KYKLOPS.
Vasilis G. Gakis, Chairman of the Thessaloniki Concert Hall Organisation
Vasilis K. Gounaris, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the AUTh, Chairman of FMMS
Angelos Syrigos, Deputy Minister of Education and Religious Affairs, Associate Professor of International Law and Foreign Policy
Alkyviadis Stefanis, Honorary Chief of the Hellenic Army, former Deputy Minister of National Defence
Fani Tsatsaia, Art Historian, Director of FMMS
Stavroula Mevrogeni, Professor at UoM, Director of the Research Centre for Macedonian History and Documentation (KEMIT)
Konstantinos Papanikolaou, Historian, Scientific Associate of FMMS
Giannis Kessopoulos, General Director of the Municipal Corporation of Information, Broadcasting and Communication of Thessaloniki (DEPTHE)
Free admittance with entrance vouchers.
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