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.

Modern Greece

A History since 1821

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Author: John S. Koliopoulos,Thanos M. Veremis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444314830

Category: History

Page: 280

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Modern Greece: A History since 1821 is a chronological account of the political, economic, social, and cultural history of Greece, from the birth of the Greek state in 1821 to 2008 by two leading authorities. Pioneering and wide-ranging study of modern Greece, which incorporates the most recent Greek scholarship Sets the history of modern Greece within the context of a broad geo-political framework Includes detailed portraits of leading Greek politicians Provides in-depth considerations on the profound economic and social changes that have occurred as a result of Greece’s EU membership

A Concise History of Greece

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Author: Richard Clogg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521372282

Category: History

Page: 271

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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.

Modern Greece

From the War of Independence to the Present

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Author: Thomas W. Gallant

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472567587

Category: History

Page: 384

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Modern Greece is an updated and enhanced edition of a classic survey of Greek history since the beginning of the 19th century. Giving equal weighting to social, political and diplomatic aspects, it offers detailed coverage of the formation of the Greek nation state, the global Greek diaspora, the country's relationships with Europe and the United States and a range of other topics, including women, rural areas, nationalism and the Civil War, woven together in a nuanced and highly readable narrative. Fresh material and new pedagogical features have been added throughout, most notably: - new chapters on 19th-century nationalism and 'Boom to Bust in the Age of Globalization, 1989-2013'; - greater discussion of the late Ottoman context, Greeks outside of Greece and the international background to the Greek state formation; - revisions to take account of recent scholarship, Greekscholarship ; - new timelines, maps, illustrations, charts, figures and primary source boxes; - an updated further reading section and bibliography. Modern Greece is a crucial text for anyone looking to understand the complex history of this now troubled nation and its place in the Balkans, Europe and the modern globalized world.

Modern Greece

What Everyone Needs to Know?

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Author: Stathis Kalyvas

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199973466

Category: History

Page: 240

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When Greece's economic troubles began to threaten the stability of the European Union in 2010, the nation found itself in the center of a whirlwind of international finger-pointing. In the years prior, Greece appeared to be politically secure and economically healthy. Upon its emergence in the center of the European economic maelstrom, however, observers and critics cited a century of economic hurdles, dictatorships, revolutions, and more reasons as to why their current crisis was understandable, if not predictable. The ancient birthplace of democracy and countless artistic, literary, philosophical, and scientific developments had struggled to catch-up to its economically-thriving neighbors in Western Europe for years and quickly became the most seriously economically-troubled European country following a fiscal nosedive beginning in 2008. When the deficit and unemployment skyrocketed, the resulting austerity measures triggered widespread social unrest. The entire world turned its focus toward the troubled nation, waiting for the possibility of a Greek exit from the European Monetary Union and its potential to unravel the entire Union, with other weaker members heading for the exit as well. The effects of Greece's crisis are also tied up in the global arguments about austerity, with many viewing it as necessary medicine, and still others seeing austerity as an intellectually bankrupt approach to fiscal policy that only further damages weak economies. In Modern Greece: What Everyone Needs to Know?, Stathis Kalyvas, an eminent scholar of conflict, Europe, and Greece combines the most up-to-date economic and political-science findings on the current Greek crisis with a discussion of Greece's history. Tracing the nation's development from the early nineteenth century to the present, the informative question-and answer format covers key episodes including the independence movement of the early nineteenth century, the massive ethnic cleansing in Turkey and Greece following World War I, the German occupation in World War II, the following brutal civil war, the conflict with Turkey over Cyprus, the military coup of 1967, democracy at long last, and the country's entry into the European Union. Written by one of the most brilliant political scientists in the academy, Modern Greece is the go-to resource for understanding both the current crisis and the historical events that brought the country to where it is today. What Everyone Needs to Know? is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press.

Greece--a Jewish History

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Author: K. E. Fleming

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691146126

Category: History

Page: 288

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K. E. Fleming's Greece--a Jewish History is the first comprehensive English-language history of Greek Jews, and the only history that includes material on their diaspora in Israel and the United States. The book tells the story of a people who for the most part no longer exist and whose identity is a paradox in that it wasn't fully formed until after most Greek Jews had emigrated or been deported and killed by the Nazis. For centuries, Jews lived in areas that are now part of Greece. But Greek Jews as a nationalized group existed in substantial number only for a few short decades--from the Balkan Wars (1912-13) until the Holocaust, in which more than 80 percent were killed. Greece--a Jewish History describes their diverse histories and the processes that worked to make them emerge as a Greek collective. It also follows Jews as they left Greece--as deportees to Auschwitz or émigrés to Palestine/Israel and New York's Lower East Side. In such foreign settings their Greekness was emphasized as it never was in Greece, where Orthodox Christianity traditionally defines national identity and anti-Semitism remains common.

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: 9781118631751

Category: History

Page: 224

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Presents a comprehensive overview of the history of Greece by exploring the continuity of Greek culture from its Neolithic origins to the modern era.

The United States and the Making of Modern Greece

History and Power, 1950-1974

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Author: James Edward Miller

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807832472

Category: History

Page: 301

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Focusing on one of the most dramatic and controversial periods in modern Greek history and in the history of the Cold War, James Edward Miller provides the first study to employ a wide range of international archives_American, Greek, English, and French_t

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, the Hidden Centuries

Turkish Rule from the Fall of Constantinople to Greek

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Author: Brewer David

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857730045

Category: History

Page: 320

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For almost four hundred years, between the fall of Constantinople in 1453 and the Greek War of Independence, the history of Greece is shrouded in mystery. What was life really like for the Greeks under Ottoman rule? Was it a period of unremitting exploitation and enslavement for the Greeks until they were finally able to rise up against their Turkish overlords, as is the traditional, Greek nationalistic view? Or did the Greeks derive some benefit from Turkish rule? How did the Greeks and Turks co-exist for so long? And why are Greek attitudes towards Venice, who also controlled much of Greece for many of these years, so different? In this wide-ranging yet concise history David Brewer explodes many of the myths about Turkish rule of Greece. He places the Greek story in its wider, international context and casts fresh light on the dynamics of power not only between Greeks and Ottomans but also between Muslims and Christians, both Orthodox and Catholic, throughout Europe. This absorbing and riveting account of a crucial period will ensure that the history of Greece under Turkish rule is no longer hidden. It will delight anyone with an interest in Greek and Turkish history and in how the past has shaped the Greece we know today.

Greece

A Traveler's Literary Companion

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Author: Artemis Leontis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781883513047

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

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Table of Contents Athens: Vassilis Vassilikos "The White Bear" Marios Hakkas "The Fresco" Odysseus Elytis "Funerary Epigrams" The Peloponnese: Nikos Kazantzakis "Pilgrimage Through Greece" Ilias Venezis "Mycenae" Thanassis Valtinos "Panayotis" Mani: Leonidas Zenakos "The Hole in the Rock" Central Greece: George Seferis "Delphi" Eva Vlami "Galaxidi: The Fate of a Maritime Town" The Ionian Islands: Ilias Venezis "Lefkas" Epirus: Dimitris Hatzis "Sioulas the Tanner" Christoforos Milionis "Carnival" Thessaly: Georgios Drosinis "Angel John the Thief" Macedonia: Yorgos Ioannou "The Dogs of Seikh-Sou" Yiorgos Chouliaras "America Is No Longer Here" Thrace: Elli Alexiou "The Fountain of Brahim-Baba" Michel Fais "Autobiography of a Book" The Eastern Aegean: Alexandra Papadopoulou "The Regards" The Cyclades: Kostas Ouranis "In the Old Catholic Syros" Melpo Axioti "My Home" Crete: Manolis Xexakis "The Smile from the Abyss" Rhea Galanaki "Black and White" The Dodecanese: Margarita Karapanou "Kalymnos" Eugenia Fakinou "Astradeni"

The Routledge Modern Greek Reader

Greek Folktales for Learning Modern Greek

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Author: Maria Kaliambou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317610571

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 180

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The Routledge Modern Greek Reader has been specially designed for post-beginners to advanced learners of Greek. Written by an experienced instructor, this innovative reader offers both students and teachers of Modern Greek the pedagogical tools to utilise richly textured folktale material in a language class. Students can develop their linguistic skills while simultaneously engaging with the broader social and cultural context of the language. Features include: Twenty five readings organised according to level of difficulty, beginning with easy short stories and progressing onto more advanced level texts Vocabulary lists with English translations and vocabulary in context supporting each reading Comprehension questions in each chapter to help foster stronger reading and writing skills Language exercises and subject specific tasks to stimulate classroom discussion and help students develop strong essay writing skills in Greek Three folktales presented in different dialects at the end of the book to help students understand variety within the Greek language itself A complete Greek-English glossary and a list of all idiomatic expressions and colloquial phrases found in the folktales. Suitable for both class use and independent study, The Routledge Modern Greek Reader is an essential tool for increasing language proficiency skills and enriching students’ cultural knowledge.

Greek Today

A Course in the Modern Language and Culture

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Author: Peter Bien

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584650331

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 567

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A new approach for teaching Modern Greek, using songs, poems, cartoons, and contemporary dialogues

Greek to Me

A Memoir of Academic Life

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Author: Richard Clogg

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1786722623

Category: History

Page: 384

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The 1960s were a tumultuous period in the history of Greece, as its democracy fell under the forced establishment of a military dictatorship. The regime of the Colonels was the culmination of national division and hostility between communist forces and right wing militants. It was in these extraordinary times that British historian Richard Clogg witnessed the 1967 coup, while living in Athens and researching modern Greek history. Following his abrupt immersion in Greek politics and political activism, Clogg went on to a joint appointment at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) and King’s College, London. At SSEES, he uncovered the contested history of nationalist funding in academia and postings. After publishing his controversial book Politics and the Academy, Clogg moved to St Antony’s College, Oxford. Greek to Me: A Memoir of Academic Life is an engrossing tale of academic and political intrigue, spanning Clogg’s time in Greece and in the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at King’s College London. Through extensive personal archives of his fascinating adventures, Clogg exposes the secretive fields of academia and university politics as well as providing unique eyewitness accounts of modern Greek history.