A Concise History of Greece / Edition 2

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Overview

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. A Concise History of Greece has been revised and now includes a new final chapter that covers Greek history and politics to the present day. Richard Clogg is a Fellow of St. Anthony's College, Oxford and was formerly Professor of Modern Balkan History, University of London. His previous publications include Anglo-Greek Attitudes (Palgrave, 2000) and Parties and Elections in Greece (Duke University Press, 1988). He is currently writing A Concise History of Romania for the Cambridge Concise Histories Series.
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Editorial Reviews

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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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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521004794
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Series: Cambridge Concise Histories Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.87 (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; 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.
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