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  • The Saffron Waveby Thomas Blom Hansen

    Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 37.50

    The rise of strong nationalist and religious movements in postcolonial and newly democratic countries alarms many Western observers. In The Saffron Wave, Thomas Hansen turns our attention to recent events in the world's largest democracy, India. Here he analyzes Indian receptivity to the right-wing Hindu nationalist party and its political wing,... more...

  • Women Writing Greeceby Vassiliki Kolocotroni; Efterpi Mitsi

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 72.80

    Women Writing Greece explores images of modern Greece by women who experienced the country as travellers, writers, and scholars, or who journeyed there through the imagination. The essays assembled here consider women's travel narratives, memoirs and novels, ranging from the eighteenth to the late twentieth century, focusing on the role of gender... more...

  • The Empire of Manuel I Komnenos, 1143–1180by Paul Magdalino

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 64.00

    A study of twelfth-century Byzantine government, society and culture through the reign of Manuel I. more...

  • The Byzantine Worldby Paul Stephenson

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 52.95

    The Byzantine World presents the latest insights of the leading scholars in the fields of Byzantine studies, history, art and architectural history, literature, and theology. Those who know little of Byzantine history, culture and civilization between AD 700 and 1453 will find overviews and distillations, while those who know much already will be... more...

  • Cyprus Conspiracy, Theby Brendan O'Malley; Ian Craig

    I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 27.00

    A generation after the Greek colonels staged a coup on Cyprus in July 1974, dramatically ousting its Greek-Cypriot leader Archbishop Makarios, and Turkey retaliated by invading and seizing a third of the island, the historic Mediterranean island remains split in two. As divided as Berlin before the Wall came down, Cyprus is still bristling with troops... more...

  • Sweet and Bitter Islandby Tabitha Morgan

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 54.00

    On a sweltering day in July 1878, the men of the 42nd Royal Highlanders - the Black Watch - waded ashore at Larnaca Bay to begin the British occupation of Cyprus. Today, Britons on sunbeds colonise the same stretch of sand, the latest visitors to an island which has long held a special place in the English imagination - and a controversial role in... more...

  • Metaxas Mythby Marina Petrakis

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 47.00

    Why did the propaganda efforts that succeeded so thoroughly in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany fail so drastically in Greece? The Metaxas Myth is the first detailed account of General Ioannis Metaxas?s attempts to mimic the fascist models of Mussolini, Hitler, and Franco by portraying himself as the ?saviour? of the Greek nation in an effort to build... more...

  • Greece and the Englishby Panagiotis Dimitrakis

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 29.00

    The transition to a truly muscular democracy affected the royal families of both Greece and Great Britain throughout the tumultuous twentieth century. Here Panagiotis Dimitrakis unearths the details of British policy towards the kings of Greece, the special connection between the Windsors and the Glücksburgs during the Second World War, the Cold War... more...

  • Greece, A Love Storyby Camille Cusumano

    Seal Press 2007; US$ 15.95

    Greece, it has been said, is where art became inseparable from life. The country evokes a richly embroidered tapestry of images, from old monuments rife with history to idyllic isles of glass-blue sea and blinding white stucco dwellings. Greece enchants its visitors with its beauty, tradition, and spirit. In this eloquent collection, women share... more...

  • 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...