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- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 35.00
This lecture addresses the question of when and under what conditions the reception of Oriental traditions took place in ancient Greek culture. As a result of spectacular theories about the Oriental origins of Homer's epics, the question has once again become an issue of current interest, arousing controversial debate. Albrecht Dihle covers the relevant... more...
- Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 85.00
This is the ethnography of the Mykoniots d?élection , a ?gang? of romantic adventurers who have been visiting the island of Mykonos for the last thirty-five years and have formed a community of dispersed friends. Their constant return to and insistence on working, acting and creating in a tourist space, offers them an extreme identity, which in... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 25.68
The conversion of the emperor Constantine to Christianity in 368 AD brought a transformation to Christianity and to western civilization, the effects of which we still feel today. Previously, the Roman empire had absorbed and sustained the Greek intellectual tradition which, in the astronomy of Ptolemy, the medicine of Galen and the philosophy of... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 145.00
The relationship between Britain and Greece, situated at the opposite ends of Europe has been close and troubled, especially since the emergence of Greece as an independent state in the 1830s. The essays in this book, some previously unpublished, focus on aspects of British-Greek relations, military, diplomatic and academic, during the twentieth-century.... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00
This book offers the first attempt at understanding interpersonal violence in ancient Athens. While the archaic desire for revenge persisted into the classical period, it was channeled by the civil discourse of the democracy. Performances such as the staging of trials and comedies ritually defined the meaning of violence and its appropriate application.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 160.00
This book examines the relationship between coloniser and colonised among the Italian-held Dodecanese Islands between 1912 and 1943, and is based on an oral history project conducted between 1990 and 1995. Italian power is described as having been negotiated, resisted and modified by locals, who admired many aspects of Italian rule without according... more...
- Pen and Sword 2004; US$ 5.99
The island of Cyprus, long troubled by inter-communal strife, exploded onto the world stage with the Athens-inspired coup against President Makarios and Turkey's invasion that followed. This resulted in the partition of the Island, which was policed by UNFICYP under the most testing conditions. These dramatic events are described here for the first... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95
This book provides a detailed picture of the life of these Greek mercenaries, analyzing who they were and from what section of society they came. It explores their motivations, their relationships and connections, both with each other and those with whom they served, and shows how mercenaries were recruited, paid and maintained. Matthew Trundle... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 1999; US$ 125.00
Aiming to explain the failure of the Communist insurgency in Greece, this text studies the fate of an armed revolutionary movement which lacks adequate manpower and logistical resources, and is divided on such basic matters as foreign policy and the employment of its military capabilities. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95
This is the first study to present a comprehensive analysis of Greek foreign and internal policy during the Cold War, covering the key period from the country?s accession to NATO in 1952 until the imposition of the colonels? dictatorship in 1967. Clearly divided into three parts: 1952-55, 1955-63 and 1963-67, this book deals with Greek foreign... more...