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  • The Social Organization of Exileby Margaret E. Kenna

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    During the Occupation, the Anafi exiles to Greece faced privation, hunger and finally the dissolution of the commune. Margaret Kenna tells the story of this human drama using firsthand accounts and memoirs. more...

  • A Traveler's Greeceby William J. Bonville

    SynergEbooks 2005; US$ 8.50

    This is not just another travel book. Nor is it your standard history book. It is a literary adventure that takes you exploring the history and culture that made Greece what it was and is. Call it history on the hoof, your personal discovery of a whole new kind of travel experience. more...

  • Imagining Atlantisby Richard Ellis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.00

    Ever since Plato created the legend of the lost island of Atlantis, it has maintained a uniquely strong grip on the human imagination. For two and a half millennia, the story of the city and its catastrophic downfall has inspired people--from Francis Bacon to Jules Verne to Jacques Cousteau--to speculate on the island's origins, nature, and location,... more...

  • The Ancient Greeks For Dummiesby Stephen Batchelor

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99

    The civilisation of the Ancient Greeks has been immensely influential on the language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, science and arts of Western culture. As well as instigating itself as the birthplace of the Olympics, Ancient Greece is famous for its literature, philosophy, mythology and the beautiful architecture- to which thousands... more...

  • Nation-Building and Identity in Europeby Dr Rodanthi Tzanelli

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    This book offers a provocative theorization of nationhood, focusing on the key role played by dialogic relations of hegemony, resistance and reciprocity in the birth of the modern European nation. The relationship between Greece and Britain at the end of the nineteenth century uncovers the linguistic construction of nationalism. more...

  • Crisis and Conciliationby James Ker-Lindsay

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 27.50

    When Abdullah Ocalan, leader of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), was arrested in February 1999 it marked a turning point in relations between Greece and Turkey. As the country?s most wanted man, his arrest was greeted with jubilation throughout most of Turkey. However, it also led to a public outcry when it emerged that he had been captured leaving... more...

  • Greek Idea, Theby Maria Koundoura

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 45.00

    Greece today finds itself caught on a turbulent edge of Europe, yet both high culture and popular myth have long placed Greece as a locus of Western civilisation, reinforced by English travellers' ?discovery? of Greece in the late-eighteenth century and the impact this had on English Literature. Opening up fresh avenues of discourse, Maria Koundoura... more...

  • Cosmopolitan Memory in Europe's 'Backwaters'by Rodanthi Tzanelli

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95

    Cosmpolitan Memory in Europe?s ?Backwaters? reconsiders the definitional relationships of ?national character? and ?national heritage? in the context of Western industrial modernity. Taking as a case study the Greek islands of Skiathos and Skopelos which served as cinematic locations for the blockbuster Mamma Mia! (2008), the book explores how... more...

  • The Latin Renovatio of Byzantiumby Filip Van Tricht

    BRILL 2011; US$ 227.00

    In 1204 the army of the Fourth Crusade sacked the great city of Constantinople. In earlier historiography the view prevailed that these Western barons and knights temporarily destroyed the Byzantine state and replaced it with a series of feudal states of their own making. Through a comprehensive rereading of better and lesser-known sources this book... more...

  • Banking and Finance in the Mediterraneanby John Consiglio; Juan Carlos Martinez Oliva; Gabriel Tortella

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95

    Bringing together papers by leading banking and finance historians which were first presented at the European Association for Banking History conference held in Malta in June 2007, this volume presents a panoramic picture of the many national and international trends and developments, factors, customs, and events that have characterised banking in... more...