‘Magnum opus’

UCLA professor Richard Hovanisian has called Vryonis’s book a «magnum opus.» Hovanisian was in Istanbul just a few days after September 6, 1955, when the main events described Vryonis’s book unfolded. University of Minnesota professor Taner Akam, who is Turkish and was imprisoned in his home country as a conscientious objector, says Vryonis has made a major contribution to Turkish and Greek studies and opened the way for Asia Minor studies. Robert Holland, a history professor at London University, said Vryonis’s contribution to the bibliography of the region’s politics, the development of the Cyprus issue and the history of the Greek presence in Asia Minor is «original and important.»

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