War by other means (Master thesis)

Μπαλατσός, Νικόλαος


History is often considered as a tool which contributes in providing answers for questions of the present, while researching a past context. But it is really important for the researcher to possess a variety of filters and methods in order to reach fertile and solid conclusions. The aim of our thesis is to use intelligence records, espionage and diplomatic reports from the historical archive of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in order to broaden our horizons over the delicate questions of the Macedonian Struggle and the Balkan Wars during 1904 – 1913. Setting up an intelligence network, stuffing it with proper personnel and following its evolution and efficiency, were some of the most fascinating pieces of information found. The main idea that our thesis follows is trilateral. First, we dealt with the basis of intelligence, the collection, encryption patterns, exchange and process of information of the Greek side. Secondly, we analyzed the fundamental essence of intelligence, consisting of networks, secret societies and agents of all interacting sides with interests in the regions of Macedonia and Epirus and their acts of espionage, guerilla warfare and their actions of subversion and destruction. And finally, the last part refers to the final process of intelligence, where collected and verified information was transformed into geostrategy, through strategic planning of action, ending up in the outburst of the Balkan Wars. We hope that our approach will open up modern perspectives and an academic universality into shaping new methods and filters evolving the history research process with beneficial future outcomes.
Alternative title / Subtitle: τα δίκτυα πληροφορίας και η συμβολή τους στην απελευθέρωση της Ηπείρου και της Μακεδονίας 1904-1913
networks of information and their contribution in liberating Epirus and Macedonia 1904-1913
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Φιλοσοφική Σχολή. Τμήμα Ιστορίας και Αρχαιολογίας
Subject classification: Κατασκοπεία
Keywords: Δίκτυα πληροφορίας,Νεότερη ελληνικής ιστορίας,Ιστορία Ηπείρου και Μακεδονίας,Κατασκόπεια - Κρυπτογραφία,Μακεδονικός αγώνας / Ηπειρωτικό ζήτημα,Intelligence networks,Networks of information,Greek modern histoty,History of Epirus and Macedonia,Espionage - cryptography,Macedonian struggle / Epirus question
URI: http://olympias.lib.uoi.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/29377
Item type: masterThesis
Subject classification: Κατασκοπεία
Submission Date: 2019-05-22T09:40:18Z
Item language: el
Item access scheme: free
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Φιλοσοφική Σχολή. Τμήμα Ιστορίας και Αρχαιολογίας
Publication date: 2018
Bibliographic citation: Βιβλιογραφία: σ. 146-157
Abstract: History is often considered as a tool which contributes in providing answers for questions of the present, while researching a past context. But it is really important for the researcher to possess a variety of filters and methods in order to reach fertile and solid conclusions. The aim of our thesis is to use intelligence records, espionage and diplomatic reports from the historical archive of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in order to broaden our horizons over the delicate questions of the Macedonian Struggle and the Balkan Wars during 1904 – 1913. Setting up an intelligence network, stuffing it with proper personnel and following its evolution and efficiency, were some of the most fascinating pieces of information found. The main idea that our thesis follows is trilateral. First, we dealt with the basis of intelligence, the collection, encryption patterns, exchange and process of information of the Greek side. Secondly, we analyzed the fundamental essence of intelligence, consisting of networks, secret societies and agents of all interacting sides with interests in the regions of Macedonia and Epirus and their acts of espionage, guerilla warfare and their actions of subversion and destruction. And finally, the last part refers to the final process of intelligence, where collected and verified information was transformed into geostrategy, through strategic planning of action, ending up in the outburst of the Balkan Wars. We hope that our approach will open up modern perspectives and an academic universality into shaping new methods and filters evolving the history research process with beneficial future outcomes.
Advisor name: Μανδυλαρά, Άννα
Examining committee: Μανδυλαρά, Άννα
Φλιτούρης, Λάμπρος
Δορδανάς, Στράτος
Publishing department/division: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Φιλοσοφική Σχολή. Τμήμα Ιστορίας και Αρχαιολογίας
Publishing institution: uoi
Number of pages: 157 σ.
Appears in Collections:Διατριβές Μεταπτυχιακής Έρευνας (Masters)

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