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  • Thermopylaeby Ernle Bradford

    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...

  • The Polk Conspiracyby Kati Marton; Mark Crispin Miller

    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...

  • 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...

  • Nation-Building and Identity in Europeby Dr Rodanthi Tzanelli

    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...

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

    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...

  • Banking and Finance in the Mediterraneanby Mr Juan Carlos Martinez Oliva; Professor Gabriel Tortella; Iain L. Fraser; Ms Monika Pohle Fraser; Mr John A Consiglio

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Pillars of Humanityby Marios Koutsoukos

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 4.99

    Nestled on the south-western spur of Mount Parnassus, the Delphic oracle, seat of the "Delphic Sybil", was the most learned, opulent and celebrated religious centre of the classical Greek world. In the fore temple of the sun-god, Apollo, at Delphi, 148 brief maxims were inscribed on votive pillars surrounding the visiting pilgrim. They were known as... more...

  • Children of the Dictatorshipby Kostis Kornetis

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 39.95

    List of Figures Abbreviations Introduction Chapter 1. A Changing Society Universities between Progression and Regression Student Activism Teds and ye-yes: Youth culture Generation Z Continuities and ruptures in contentious politics Chapter 2. Phoenix with a Bayonet Passivity, Consensus,... more...