ISBN-10:
0814747671
ISBN-13:
9780814747674
Pub. Date:
10/30/2002
Publisher:
New York University Press
Greece: A Modern Sequel / Edition 1

Greece: A Modern Sequel / Edition 1

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Overview

"...Meticulously researched...Thoroughly documented with copious footnotes, a shronology, and extensive bibliography, this work is recommended for academic libraries."
—Library Journal
Focusing on questions that seek to illuminate vital aspects of the Greek phenomenon, this modern history of Greece is organized around themes such as politics, institutions, society, ideology, foreign policy, geography, and culture. Making clear their predilection for the principles that inspired the founding fathers of the Greek state, Koliopoulos and Veremis juxtapose these principles to contemporary practices, and outline the resulting tensions in Greek society as it enters the new millenium.
Challenging established notions and stereotypes that have disfigured Greek history, Greece: A Modern Sequel is meant to encourage a fresh look at the country and its people. In the process, a portrait of a new Greece emerges: modern, diverse, and strong.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814747674
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 10/30/2002
Pages: 407
Sales rank: 1,061,264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

John S. Koliopoulos is Professor of Modern Greek History at the University of Thessaloniki and the author of many books, including Brigands with a Cause an Plundered Loyalties.

Thanos Veremis is Professor of Political History at Athens University and President of the board of ELIAMEP (the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy). He is the author of The Military in Greek Politics.

Table of Contents

Part I. POLITICS AND STATECRAFT

1. A Regime to Suit the Nation

2. Government and People

Part II. INSTITUTIONS

3. The Church of Greece

4. The Military

5. Education: The Mighty Greek School

Part III. THE ECONOMY

Part IV. SOCIETY

7. A Land of Peasants

8. The Search for a Middle Class

9. Migrants, Refugees and the Diaspora

10. Of Heroes and Heroic Deeds

11. Crime and Impunity

Part V. IDEOLOGY

12. Shaping the New Nation

13. Demarcating the Past

14. The Return of the Hellenes

15. Of Greeks and Others

16. Europe in Greece

Part VI. FOREIGN POLICY

17. Greek Foreign Policy: From Independence to Liberation

18. The Post-War Legacy

Part VII. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHY

19. The Frontier and Beyond

20. A Northern Boundary

21. War for Land

Part VIII

22. Culture

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