Evaggelos Vallianatos, Ph.D.

Evaggelos Vallianatos, Ph.D.
5336 Thayer Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22034


B.A., Zoology, University of Illinois; M.A., Byzantine History, University of Illinois; Ph.D., Greek and Russian History, University of Wisconsin, 1972.

Postdoctoral Studies

History of medicine and science and international development, Harvard University, 1972-75:

(1) Expanded Ph.D. thesis into a book which was published by the Academy of Athens in 1987: From Graikos to Hellene: Adamantios Koraes and the Greek Revolution. This book is about the power of Hellenic culture in its making of Adamantios Koraes (1748-1833)--a Greek medical doctor and Hippocratic scholar living in Paris--into a great revolutionary for Greek independence. Koraes edited the Greek classics for the enlightenment and political freedom of the Greek people who later revolted against Turkish tyranny and gained independence in the 1820s;

(2) Studied agrarian issues in the Third World, particularly how the industrialized agriculture of the West -- “the green revolution” -- has been affecting the environment, food security, and social and political relations in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Special field study and emphasis on Colombia. Results of this investigation were incorporated into a 1976 book, Fear in the Countryside: The Control of Agricultural Resources in the Poor Countries by Nonpeasant Elites.

Dr. Vallianatos has contributed material to HCS which readers are invited to read:

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