Modern Greece

A Short History

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Author: Christopher Montague Woodhouse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571161225

Category: History

Page: 379

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This new edition covers the history of Greece from Constantine in the 3rd century to April 1990, the subject of the new chapter, when the third election in 10 months brought to power Costa Mitsotakis and the New Democracy party.

A Concise History of Greece

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Author: Richard Clogg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780521378307

Category: History

Page: 257

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This book provides a concise, illustrated introduction to the history of modern Greece, from the first stirrings of the national movement in the late eighteenth century to the present day. It is designed to provide a basic introduction for general and academic readers with little or no prior knowledge of the subject, and supersedes Professor Clogg's Short History of Modern Greece which has become a classic since its initial publication in 1979. This latest account is a wholly new book, conceived afresh for a broad readership, in which the many illustrations with their extensive captions form an important part of the text.

A Short History of Ancient Greece

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Author: P.J. Rhodes

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780765940

Category: History

Page: 240

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Classical Greece and its legacy have long inspired a powerful and passionate fascination. The civilization that bequeathed to later ages drama and democracy, Homer and heroism, myth and Mycenae and the Delphic Oracle and the Olympic Games has, perhaps more than any other, helped shape the intellectual contours of the modern world. P J Rhodes is among the most distinguished historians of antiquity. In this elegant, zesty new survey he explores the archaic (8th - early 5th centuries BCE), classical (5th and 4th centuries BCE) and Hellenistic (late 4th - mid-2nd centuries BCE) periods up to the beginning of Roman hegemony. His scope is that of the people who originated on the Greek mainland and Aegean islands who later migrated to the shores of the Mediterranean and Black Seas, and then (following the conquests of Alexander) to the Near East and beyond. Exploring topics such as the epic struggle with Persia; the bitter rivalry of Athens and Sparta; slaves and ethnicity; religion and philosophy; and literature and the visual arts, this authoritative book will attract students and non-specialists in equal measure.

Greece

A Short History of a Long Story, 7,000 BCE to the Present

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Author: Carol G. Thomas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118631765

Category: History

Page: 224

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Greece: A Short History of a Long Story presents a comprehensive overview of the history of Greece by exploring the continuity of Greek culture from its Neolithic origins to the modern era. Tells the story of Greece through individual personalities that inhabited various periods in the lengthy sweep of Greek history Uses an approach based on recent research that includes DNA analysis and analyses of archaeological materials Explores ways in which the nature of Greek culture was continually reshaped over time Features illustrations that portray the people of different eras in Greek history along with maps that demonstrate the physical sphere of Greece and major events in each of the periods

Modern Greece and the Diaspora Greeks in the United States

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Author: George Kaloudis

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498562280

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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This book examines the history and politics of modern Greece from the early nineteenth century to the present. It also considers the relationship between Greeks in Greece and the Greeks of the diaspora in the United States, and explores how this relationship has affected developments in Greece.

Short History of Greece

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Author: Richard Clogg

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521295178

Category: History

Page: 241

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This history surveys the history of the Greek people from the declining years of the Byzantine Empire to the present day. The second edition includes a new chapter to bring the account up to the late 1980s.

A Short History of Writing Instruction

From Ancient Greece to Contemporary America

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Author: James J. Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136481443

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Short enough to be synoptic, yet long enough to be usefully detailed, A Short History of Writing Instruction is the ideal text for undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in rhetoric and composition. It preserves the legacy of writing instruction from antiquity to contemporary times with a unique focus on the material, educational, and institutional context of the Western rhetorical tradition. Its longitudinal approach enables students to track the recurrence over time of not only specific teaching methods, but also major issues such as social purpose, writing as power, the effect of technologies, the rise of vernaculars, and writing as a force for democratization. The collection is rich in scholarship and critical perspectives, which is made accessible through the robust list of pedagogical tools included, such as the Key Concepts listed at the beginning of each chapter, and the Glossary of Key Terms and Bibliography for Further Study provided at the end of the text. Further additions include increased attention to orthography, or the physical aspects of the writing process, new material on high school instruction, sections on writing in the electronic age, and increased coverage of women rhetoricians and writing instruction of women. A new chapter on writing instruction in Late Medieval Europe was also added to augment coverage of the Middle Ages, fill the gap in students’ knowledge of the period, and present instructional methods that can be easily reproduced in the modern classroom.

Historical Dictionary of Modern Greece

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Author: Dimitris Keridis

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810863125

Category: History

Page: 302

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Located on the southern-most tip of the Balkan peninsula in Europe's southeast, Greece is a small country of some 11 million people. And while few people have a longer history than the Greeks, Modern Greece is a fairly young country, having been founded in 1830. Greece has come a long way since then; it has been a client state, first of Britain and then of the United States, for much of its modern existence but now it has secured an equal place at the top tables of NATO and the EU. The Historical Dictionary of Modern Greece explores the modern history of this country through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions, as well as on significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

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Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.