A Concise History of Greece / Edition 2

A Concise History of Greece / Edition 2

by Richard Clogg, Clogg Richard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521004799

ISBN-13: 9780521004794

Pub. Date: 07/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"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…  See more details below

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521004794
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Series:
Cambridge Concise Histories Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
1Introduction1
2Ottoman rule and the emergence of the Greek state 1770-18317
3Nation building, the 'Great Idea' and National Schism 1831-192246
4Catastrophe and occupation and their consequences 1923-4998
5The legacy of the civil war 1950-74142
6The consolidation of democracy and the populist decade 1974-90166
7Balkan turmoil and political modernization: Greece in the 1990s201
Biographies239
The royal houses of Greece259
Presidents260
Tables261
Key dates269
Guide to further reading276
Index282

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