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  • The Social Organization of Exileby Margaret E. Kenna

    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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 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$ 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...