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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00
Illustrated with prints from a unique archive of glass and celluloid negatives from the Aegean island of Anafi, this book deals with the life of people who were sent into internal exile under the Metaxas dictatorship (1936-1942). Like others before and after, this regime used imprisonment, internal deportation and exile as a means of containing and... more...
- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 5.99
In 480 BCE, Persian king Xerxes led a massive invasion of Greece. A critical point in this invasion was the battle for the pass at Thermopylae (?Hot Gates? in Greek). Xerxes had amassed one of the largest armies yet known to man, while Leonidas?s troops were a small fraction of the Persian horde. Despite the overwhelming odds, Leonidas and his men... more...
- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99
In war-torn Greece, the murder of a young American reporter sent a shock through the West and set the stage for the four-decade Cold War; now with a new introduction by the author Greece in 1948 was a country reeling from two major conflicts. The Nazi occupation and World War II had left it weakened, and the Greek Civil War?already raging for... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00
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...
- I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95
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...
- I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 48.95
Cosmopolitan 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...