Modern Greece: From the War of Independence to the Present

Modern Greece: From the War of Independence to the Present

by Thomas W. Gallant

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Modern Greece is an updated and enhanced edition of a classic survey of Greek history since the beginning of the 19th century. Giving equal weighting to social, political and diplomatic aspects, it offers detailed coverage of the formation of the Greek nation state, the global Greek diaspora, the country's relationships with Europe and the United States and a range of other topics, including women, rural areas, nationalism and the Civil War, woven together in a nuanced and highly readable narrative. Fresh material and new pedagogical features have been added throughout, most notably:

- new chapters on 19th-century nationalism and 'Boom to Bust in the Age of Globalization, 1989-2013';
- greater discussion of the late Ottoman context, Greeks outside of Greece and the international background to the Greek state formation;
- revisions to take account of recent scholarship, Greekscholarship ;
- new timelines, maps, illustrations, charts, figures and primary source boxes;
- an updated further reading section and bibliography.

Modern Greece is a crucial text for anyone looking to understand the complex history of this now troubled nation and its place in the Balkans, Europe and the modern globalized world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472567567
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 08/25/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 556,909
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Thomas W. Gallant is Professor and Nicholas Family Endowed Chair in Modern Greek History at UC San Diego, USA. He is the author of Experiencing Dominion: Culture, Identity and Power in the British Mediterranean (2002) and editor of the ten-volume Edinburgh History of the Greeks.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
List of Text-boxes
List of Tables
List of Charts
1. The Greek World in its Ottoman Context
2. The War for Independence, 1821-1833
3. Building the Modern State, 1833-1909
4. Constructing the Modern Nation: Cultures, Identities, and Diversity
5. The 'National Question': Irredentism and Foreign Policy
6. Society and Economy in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries
7. From a Nation United to a Nation Divided, 1909-1919
8. The Inter-war Period, 1909-1940: a Time of Turmoil
9. The Terrible Decade: Occupation and Civil War, 1940-1950
10. Reconstruction and Retribution, 1950-1960
11. Dictatorship, Democratic Restoration and Europeanization,
12. From Boom to Bust in the Age of Globalization, 1990-2015
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