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  • 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$ 15.99

    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...

  • 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$ 48.95

    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...

  • Bitter Lemons of Cyprusby Lawrence Durrell

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.65

    'He writes as an artist, as well as a poet; he remembers colour and landscape and the nuances of peasant conversation . . . Eschewing politics, it says more about them than all our leading articles . . . In describing a political tragedy it often has great poetic beauty.' Kingsley Martin, New Statesman 'Durrell possesses exceptional qualifications.... more...

  • Children of the Dictatorshipby Kostis Kornetis

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 120.00

    Putting Greece back on the cultural and political map of the "Long 1960s," this book traces the dissent and activism of anti-regime students during the dictatorship of the Colonels (1967-74). It explores the cultural as well as ideological protest of Greek student activists, illustrating how these "children of the dictatorship" managed to re-appropriate... more...

  • Gods, Heroes, And Philosophersby Christopher Bonanos

    Kensington Publishing Corp. 2005; US$ 13.99

    Here are some of the reasons to be proud to be Greek:. • Alexander the Greet, greatest conqueror of them all. • Olympic games, past and present. • Olympia Dukakis, George Stephanopolous, and Yanni. • Birth of democracy, cradle of western civilization. • Aesop’s wise and winning fables. • Warm souvlaki, cold retsina.... more...

  • The Muslim Bonaparteby K. E. Fleming

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Ali Pasha of Ioannina (?1750-1822), the Ottoman-appointed governor of the northern mainland of Greece, was a towering figure in Ottoman, Greek, and European history. Based on an array of literatures, paintings, and musical scores, this is the first English-language critical biography about him in recent decades. K. E. Fleming shows that the British... more...