Networks of Power in Modern Greece: Essays in Honor of John Campbell

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Networks of Power in Modern Greece provides exciting new perspectives on Greek history and society. The collection presents pioneering work on the Greek merchant marine and the role of women in the Greek War of Independence. Local perspectives transform common assumptions regarding the function of miracle-working shrines and the place of religion in the early nineteenth century. Essays show how clientilistic networks linked the nationalist heroes of the Macedonian Struggle to the anticommunism of the Civil War, ...

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Overview

Networks of Power in Modern Greece provides exciting new perspectives on Greek history and society. The collection presents pioneering work on the Greek merchant marine and the role of women in the Greek War of Independence. Local perspectives transform common assumptions regarding the function of miracle-working shrines and the place of religion in the early nineteenth century. Essays show how clientilistic networks linked the nationalist heroes of the Macedonian Struggle to the anticommunism of the Civil War, analyze the populist radicalism of Andreas Papandreou, a figure who dominated Greek politics in the final decades of the Cold War, and emphasize the ambiguities of a "modern Greece."

Additional chapters by leading anthropologists, such as Renée Hirschon, Roger Just, and Juliet Du Boulay, apply an ethnographic approach toward the understanding of social institutions and practices, from divorce to sacred foodstuffs. Written in honor of the classical historian John Campbell, the multidisciplinary essays challenge conventional ideas of Greek nationalism and social development and touch upon broader issues, including the emergence of nation-states, the relationship between familial and ideological conflict, and the continued relevance of religion in modern life.

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David Henry Close

Composed of eminent scholars, Networks of Power in Modern Greece is a valuable and diverse collection and an important contribution to the anthropology and history of Greece.

David Henry Close, Flinders University

David Henry Close

Composed of eminent scholars, Networks of Power in Modern Greece is a valuable and diverse collection and an important contribution to the anthropology and history of Greece.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231701037
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 8/12/2008
  • Series: Columbia/Hurst Series
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Mark Mazower is professor of history at Columbia University. His books include Dark Continent: Europe's 20th Century; After the War was Over: Reconstructing the Family, Nation, and State in Greece, 1943-1960; and Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims, and Jews, 1430-1950.

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Table of Contents

1 Ottoman State Policy in Mediterranean Trade and Shipping, c.1780-c.1820: The Rise of the Greek-Owned Ottoman Merchant Fleet Gelina Harlaftis Harlaftis, Gelina Sophia Laiou Laiou, Sophia 1

2 Women in the Greek War of Independence Helen Angelomatis-Tsougarakis Angelomatis-Tsougarakis, Helen 45

3 Villagers, Notables and Imperial Collapse: the Virgin Mary on Tinos in the 1820s Mark Mazower Mazower, Mark 69

4 Dreaming of Buried Icons in the Kingdom of Greece Charles Stewart Stewart, Charles 89

5 Bonds Made Power: Clientelism, Nationalism and Party Strategies in Greek Macedonia (1900-1950) Basil C. Gounaris Gounaris, Basil C. 109

6 'Modern Greece': An Old Debate John Koliopoulos Koliopoulos, John 129

7 Andreas Papandreou: Radical without a Cause Thanos Veremis Veremis, Thanos 137

8 The Ethnographer as Theorist: John Campbell and the Power of Detail Michael Herzfeld Herzfeld, Michael 147

9 Marital Failures: Glimpsing the Margins of Marriage in Greece Roger Just Just, Roger 169

10 Presents, Promises and Punctuality: Accountability and Obligation in Greek Social Life Renee Hirschon Hirschon, Renee 189

11 Bread and Sheep: A Comparative Study of Sacred Meanings among the Ambeliots and the Sarakatsani Juliet Du Boulay Du Boulay, Juliet 209

12 Sarakatsani Reflections on the Brazilian Devil Joao de Pina Cabral Cabral, Joao de Pina 231

13 John Campbell Michael Llewellyn Smith Smith, Michael Llewellyn 255

Autumnal Refrain Haris Vlavianos Vlavianos, Haris 269

Index 271

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