Georgios Liakopoulos is a Historian-Ottomanist, whose interests broadly embrace Ottoman
Defterology (taxation cadastres), Historical Geography (GIS), Ottoman Epigraphy and Environmental History.
Georgios Liakopoulos studied History at the University of Athens (BA, 1999) and Ottoman History at Bilkent University in Ankara (MA, 2002). In 2009 he obtained a doctorate in Ottoman History from Royal Holloway, University of London. He taught Modern Turkish Language (2010-13) and Ottoman History and Palaeography (2016-18) at the University of Athens. His publications are mainly focused on the Ottoman inscriptions in Greece, the edition of Ottoman archival material, and the historical geography/demography of the Greek Lands under Ottoman rule.
As a senior postdoctoral researcher at the MPI ‘Byzantine Resilience’ Independent Research Group he is examining the Ottoman and Venetian land and population surveys pertaining to the Peloponnese in the 15th-18th centuries; the findings of this study will be then collated with the environmental data from pollen sites in the region.
Publications (accessible via academia)
Liakopoulos, G., ‘Ottoman Inscriptions of Messenia (Supplement: Coron)’ Peloponnisiaka 31 (2018), 593-604 (in Greek with English summary).
Liakopoulos, G., ‘Gardens, Landscapes, Fields, and Forests in the Ottoman Empire / Kopshte, Peizazhe, Fusha dhe Pyje në Perandorinë Osmane’, in K. Giakoumis (ed.), Flora in Arts and Crafts of the Korça Region (12th Century BC to 19th Century AD). Bimësia në Arte dhe Artefakte të Rajonit të Korçës (Shek. XII para Kr. – Shek. XX p.Kr.) (Tirana: Pegi, 2018), 66-78 (in English and Albanian).
Liakopoulos, G., ‘Espionage in the revolted Peloponnese? An unpublished Ottoman Report on Theodoros Kolokotronis’ letter on the Trikorfa Battle (Summer 1825)’, Proceedings of the IV Local Conference for Arcadian Studies (Tripolis-Dimitsana, 1-3 November 2013), vol. 1 (Athens: Society for Peloponnesian Studies, 2017), 417-452 (in Greek with English summary).
Liakopoulos, G., Palioungas, Th., ‘Ottoman Funerary Inscriptions’, in D. Athanasoulis, A. Vasileiou (eds), Byzantine Museum of Argolis. Catalogue of the Permanent Exhibition (Athens: Ministry of Culture and Sports, 2017), 266-267 (in Greek).
Liakopoulos, G., ‘Methodology of Ottoman Language Teaching to Greek Speakers’, Seventh and Eighth Scientific Meeting. Translation from Turkish to Greek. Theoretical and Practical Issues. Methodological Problems of Turkish Language Teaching. Proceedings of Scientific Meetings (Athens, 30 November 2011, 31 March 2015, 3 April 2015) (Athens: Society for the Study of the Near East, 2016), 199-226 (in Greek).
Liakopoulos, G., ‘A Study of the Early Ottoman Peloponnese in the Light of an Annotated editio princeps of the TT10-1/14662 Ottoman Taxation Cadastre (c. 1460-1463)’, Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies 1/2 (Autumn 2015), 110-114 (Ph.D. thesis summary).
Liakopoulos, G., ‘Ottoman Inscriptions of Messenia’, Proceedings of the IV Local Conference for Messenian Studies (Kalamata, 8-11 October 2010) (Athens: Society for Peloponnesian Studies, 2015), 475-498 (in Greek with English summary).
Liakopoulos, G., Palioungas, Th., Ottoman Inscriptions of Larissa. Preface by Edhem Eldem (Thessaloniki: A. Stamoulis, 2013) (in Greek with English summary).
Liakopoulos, G., ‘The Ottoman Inscriptions of Hypata (Badracıḳ)’, in A. Mazarakis-Ainian (ed.), Proceedings of the 3rd Archaeological Meeting of Thessaly and Central Greece. Vol. 2, Central Greece (Volos, 12-15 March 2009) (Volos: Ministry of Culture and Tourism – University of Thessaly, 2012), 1323-1333 (in Greek with English summary).
Liakopoulos, G., ‘Ottoman Inscriptions of Chalcis’, in G. Salakidis (ed.), Turkologicals. Festschrift in Honour of Anastasios K. Iordanoglou (Thessaloniki: Ant. Stamoulis, 2011), 63-160 (in Greek with English summary).
Liakopoulos, G., ‘The Franks, the Venetians and the Ottomans in Arcadia (1204-1830)’, in P. Sarantakis (ed.), Arcadia. Time, Place, People (Athens: Militos, 2010), 149-221 (in Greek).
Liakopoulos, G., ‘The Settlement of Amorani in the MM10 Ottoman Taxation Cadastre (1454-1455)’, in A.V. Zorbas, V.A. Zorba (eds), From Amorani to Katafygio. Collection of Studies (Nafpaktos, 2010), 16-20 (in Greek).
Liakopoulos, G., ‘The Viticulture and the Wine Production in the Early Ottoman Peloponnese on the Basis of the TT10-1/14662 Taxation Cadastre’, in Y.A. Pikoulas (ed.), Scientific Symposium Oinon Istoro IX, Polystafylos Peloponnisos (Athens: ENOAP Nemea, 2009), 197-222 (in Greek with English summary).
Liakopoulos, G., ‘The Census of Kravara in the MM10 Ottoman Taxation Cadastre (1454-1455)’, Nafpaktiaka 15 (2007-2009), 415-561 (in Greek).
Liakopoulos, G., ‘The Peloponnese during the Early Ottoman Period (1460-1688)’, in The Peloponnese, Cartography and History, 16th-18th Century (Athens: National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation, 2006), 53-69 (in Greek).
Liakopoulos, G., ‘A Catalogue of the Ottoman Primary Sources in Athens, Greece’, Bulgarian Historical Review 1-2 30th year (2002), 140-145 (in English).
‘A Study of the Early Ottoman Peloponnese in the Light of an Annotated editio princeps of the TT10-1/14662 Ottoman Taxation Cadastre (ca. 1460-1463)’, under the supervision of Prof. Julian Chrysostomides, Royal Holloway, University of London, Department of History / The Hellenic Institute, 2009. [currently in press by the Royal Asiatic Society and the Gingko Library]
Ottoman Conquest of Thrace; Aspects of Historical Geography’, under the
supervision of Prof. Dr Halil İnalcık, Bilkent University, Department
of History, 2002.