Title A Concise History Of Greece.
Book Condition Softcover. Brand new book.
Edition Second Edition.
Publisher Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 2002.
0521808723 / 9780521808729
Seller ID 56386X1
Now reissued in a second, updated edition, 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 A Short History of Modern Greece which became a classic following its initial publication in 1979. This wholly new book, first published in 1992, was conceived afresh for a broad readership. A new edition of Richard Clogg's classic account of Greek history from independence in 1830 to the present day. Established as the most reliable and approachable single-volume history of modern Greece in print. Includes a new chapter, other updatings and revisions, and new illustrations including a newly-designed cover. The contents of this book is as follows: List of illustrations; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Ottoman rule and the emergence of the Greek state 1770-1831; 3. Nation building, the 'great idea' and national schism 1831-1922; 4. Catastrophe and occupation and their consequences 1923-49; 5. The legacy of the civil war 1950-74; 6. The consolidation of democracy and the populist decade 1974-90; 7. Balkan turmoil and political modernization: Greece in the 1990s; Biographies; The royal houses of Greece; Presidents; Tables; Key dates; Guide to further reading; Index. "Succinct, accurate and graphic É Readers who go no further than this concise history will have at their disposal the basic knowledge to understand Greece and what made it what it is today." The Times Literary Supplement "A vigorous, well-written É and occasionally humorous view of Greek history since 1770, remarkable in the amount of information and context it provides.'" - Diana Wright, Bryn Mawr Classical Review "Anyone who wants an accurate and lively narrative of Greece's political history could not do better than this book." -The Times Literary Supplement "It is a highly accessible and readable introduction to Greek history as well as a useful reference source on modern Greece." - European Legacy Journal "É provides a thorough insight to what made Greece the way it is today É Written in a readable style rather than as a reference book, it has enough detail for the scholar and clarity for those with a more general interest in Greek history." Greek-o-File
(Key Words: Richard Clogg, Modern Greece, Ottoman Empire, Eleftherios Venizelos, Turkey, Salonica, Andreas Papandreou, Macedonia, Konstantinos Karamanlis, Jews, Cyprus, George II, Bulgarians, Aegean).