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  • The Cyprus Problemby James Ker-Lindsay

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 12.99

    For nearly 60 years--from its uprising against British rule in the 1950s, to the bloody civil war between Greek and Turkish Cypriots in the 1960s, the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in the 1970s, and the United Nation's ongoing 30-year effort to reunite the island--the tiny Mediterranean nation of Cyprus has taken a disproportionate share of the international... more...

  • Paradise Lostby Giles Milton

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 19.07

    On Saturday 9th September, 1922, the victorious Turkish cavalry rode into Smyrna, the richest and most cosmopolitan city in the Ottoman Empire. What happened over the next two weeks must rank as one of the most compelling human dramas of the twentieth century. Almost two million people were caught up in a disaster of truly epic proportions. PARADISE... more...

  • Paradise Lostby Giles Milton

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; Not Available

    On Saturday 9th September, 1922, the victorious Turkish cavalry rode into Smyrna, the richest and most cosmopolitan city in the Ottoman Empire. What happened over the next two weeks must rank as one of the most compelling human dramas of the twentieth century. Almost two million people were caught up in a disaster of truly epic proportions. PARADISE... more...

  • Byzantiumby Judith Herrin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 17.58

    For a thousand years an extraordinary empire made possible Europe?s transition to the modern world: Byzantium. An audacious and resilient but now little known society, it combined orthodox Christianity with paganism, classical Greek learning with Roman power, to produce a great and creative civilization which for centuries held in check the armies... more...

  • Becoming Achillesby Richard Kerr Holway

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 34.99

    Viewing the Iliad and myth through the lens of modern psychology, Richard Holway exposes sacrificial childrearing practices at the root of competitive, glory-seeking ancient Greek cultures. The Iliad dramatizes and cathartically purges not only strife within and between generations but knowledge of sacrificial parenting. Holway's analysis... more...

  • Mediterranean Winterby Robert D. Kaplan

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    In Mediterranean Winter , Robert D. Kaplan, the bestselling author of Balkan Ghosts and Eastward to Tartary , relives an austere, haunting journey he took as a youth through the off-season Mediterranean. The awnings are rolled up and the other tourists are gone, so the damp, cold weather takes him back to the 1950s and earlier?a golden, intensely... more...

  • Children of the Greek Civil Warby Loring M. Danforth; Riki Van Boeschoten

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    At the height of the Greek Civil War in 1948, thirty-eight thousand children were evacuated from their homes in the mountains of northern Greece. The Greek Communist Party relocated half of them to orphanages in Eastern Europe, while their adversaries in the national government placed the rest in children?s homes elsewhere in Greece. A point of contention... more...

  • The Ionian Islands and Epirusby Jim Potts

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 14.49

    Scattered off the west coast of mainland Greece are the seven Ionian Islands, celebrated for their spectacular landscapes, olive groves and classical associations. Together with the mountainous mainland region of Epirus, the combined populations of Corfu, Paxos, Lefkas, Ithaca, Kefalonia, Zakynthos and Kythira constitute less than a twentieth of the... more...

  • Manolis Anagnostakisby Vangelis Calotychos

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2012; US$ 79.99

    The life and work of the late poet Manolis Anagnostakis (1925-2005) casts a long shadow over the literary, social, and political landscape of post-war Greece. The essays in this volume essays as well as the presentation of hitherto untranslated material from his oeuvre finally places this towering figure in the company of other more well-known Greek... more...

  • The Fortress of Rhodes 1309-1522by Konstantin Nossov; Brian Delf

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    First besieged in 305 BC, the island of Rhodes became part of the Roman Empire and was later fortified in the Byzantine style. Due to its strategic position in the Mediterranean, Rhodes was also attacked and besieged for over a century by Islamic forces. This title details the development of these fascinating fortifications, as well as the sieges that... more...