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  • The Muslim Bonaparteby K. E. Fleming

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pylos and Sphacteria 425 BCby William Shepherd; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    During the Peloponnesian War the Athenians occupied the promontory of Pylos to counter Sparta's repeated invasions of Attica. Over two days of fighting the small garrison beat off the Spartan army and the returning Athenian fleet won a crushing victory in the nearby waters, stranding a contingent of elite Spartan hoplites on the island of Sphacteria.... 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...

  • The United States and the Making of Modern Greeceby James Edward Miller

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    Focusing on one of the most dramatic and controversial periods in modern Greek history and in the history of the Cold War, James Edward Miller provides the first study to employ a wide range of international archives--American, Greek, English, and French--together with foreign language publications to shed light on the role the United States played... more...

  • 100 Ideas for Early Years Practitioners: School Readinessby Clare Ford

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    Success at school depends on being ready for school. Perfect for all nursery and pre-school settings, this book is packed full of fun and educational play-based ideas to develop the basic skills that every child needs to prepare them for that next big step. For newly qualified and experienced practitioners alike, this book offers a huge range... more...

  • Alexander der Große und die "Freiheit der Hellenen"by Gustav Adolf Lehmann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The first part of this study addresses problems of dating and analyzing the ancient literary tradition of Alexander in the light of new papyrus evidence and a critical appraisal of the research. The second part uses major written documents from the Alexandrine period to investigate the fundamental aspects of the king?s Hellenic policy.... more...

  • Athensby John Gill

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 11.49

    Athens is an historical anomaly. Excavations date its first settlement to over seven thousand years ago, yet it only became the capital of Greece in 1834. During the intervening centuries it was occupied by almost every mobile culture in Europe: from its earliest likely settlers, tribes from what is now Albania, to Nazi forces during the second World... more...

  • Athens Transformed, 404?262 BCby Phillip Harding

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    During the heady, democratic days of the fifth and fourth centuries, the poorer members of Athenian society, the lower two classes of zeugitai and thetes, enjoyed an unprecedented dominance in both domestic and foreign politics. At home, the participatory nature of the constitution required their presence not only in the lawcourts and assembly,... more...