Iakovos D. Michailidis

Aristotle University


A Ten Years’ War Aspects of the Greek Historiography on the First World War

Abstract: This article tries to provide an evaluation of the Greek historiography on the First World War (WWI) and to illustrate its various research stages and trends. It is argued that the Greek historiography mainly approaches WWI and Greece’s involvement not as an international, but as a domestic phenomenon. Greek involvement in WWI has been looked at through the lens of the Asia Minor Catastrophe in 1922, an episode of the ten-year war of the Greek army starting with the triumphant Balkan Wars and ending with the defeat in the Asia Minor Campaign in 1922.

Keywords: historiography, Greece, National Schism, Eleftherios Venizelos, King Constantine, Entente, Central Powers