A Concise History of Greece

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"This book provides a concise, illustrated introduction to the history of modern Greece, from the first stirring of the national movement in the late eighteenth century until the present day. Greece in 1830 became the first east European country to win full independence, and in 1981 became the first to achieve membership of the European Community. Not only is her heritage of Orthodox Christianity and of Ottoman rule distinctive, but great historical movements such as the Renaissance, the Enlightenment and the French and Industrial Revolutions
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"This book provides a concise, illustrated introduction to the history of modern Greece, from the first stirring of the national movement in the late eighteenth century until the present day. Greece in 1830 became the first east European country to win full independence, and in 1981 became the first to achieve membership of the European Community. Not only is her heritage of Orthodox Christianity and of Ottoman rule distinctive, but great historical movements such as the Renaissance, the Enlightenment and the French and Industrial Revolutions which so profoundly influenced western Europe have largely passed her by. This has resulted in a pattern of historical development and a society markedly different from that of her west European partners. Moreover, for much of the 150 years of her existence as an independent state there have been more Greeks outside than within the borders of Greece, and large communities of Greek descent are to be found in the United States, Canada, Australia, and elsewhere. These factors give a particular interest to the history of a country that is at once Balkan, Mediterranean and European, and in which the burden of the past weighs particularly heavily on the present." Richard Clogg is recognised internationally as a leading authority on the history of modern Greece. This book is, however, different in concept from anything yet written, including Professor Clogg's own classic A short history of modern Greece, which is here complemented by a wholly new account of the subject aimed at both general and academic readers.
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Aimed at undergraduate students and the general reader, this text covers the history of modern Greece, from the beginnings of the national movement in the late 18th- century to the present. It concludes with a section of short biographies and is illustrated throughout with b&w historical photographs and maps. Clogg is a Fellow of St. Antony's College, Oxford. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"Readers who go no further than this concise history will have at their disposal the basic knowledge needed to understand Greece and what made it what it is today." Times Literary Supplement

"Deftly written and carefully researched, supplemented with tables, short biographies, as well as a listing of the royal houses of Greece, A Concise History of Greece is an excellent and scholarly survey of the modern growth of the nation which is a strongly recommended addition to academic World History collections in general, and Hellenic History supplemental reading lists in particular." Library Bookwatch

"This 2002 edition will be even more welcome to teachers, as it brings Greece up to 2000 and the 17 November terrorist group, the conflict over religion on identify cards and minority rights, and the Macedonian crisis.... I will have my students buy and use this edition.... the book is a vigorous, well-written, somewhat opinionated and occasionally humorous view of Greek history since 1770, remarkable in the amount of information and context it provides." Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107032897
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Series: Cambridge Concise Histories
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Clogg has been Lecturer in Modern Greek History at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies and King's College, University of London, Reader in Modern Greek History at King's College, London and Professor of Modern Balkan History in the University of London. From 1990 to 2005 he was a Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford and is now an Emeritus Fellow of the College. He has written extensively on Greek history and politics from the eighteenth century to the present.
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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 Ottoman rule and the emergence of the Greek state 1770-1831 7
3 Nation building, the 'Great Idea' and National Schism 1831-1922 46
4 Catastrophe and occupation and their consequences 1923-49 98
5 The legacy of the civil war 1950-74 142
6 The consolidation of democracy and the populist decade 1974-90 166
7 Balkan turmoil and political modernization: Greece in the 1990s 201
Biographies 239
The royal houses of Greece 259
Presidents 260
Tables 261
Key dates 269
Guide to further reading 276
Index 282
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