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  • Greeceby Carol G. Thomas

    Wiley 2014; US$ 74.95

    Greece: A Short History of a Long Story presents a comprehensive overview of the history of Greece by exploring the continuity of Greek culture from its Neolithic origins to the modern era. Tells the story of Greece through individual personalities that inhabited various periods in the lengthy sweep of Greek history Uses an approach based on... 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...

  • 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 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...

  • Griechisch-römische Philosophie im Kontext der Weltphilosophieby Martin Euringer

    Traugott Bautz 2007; US$ 8.31

    Das Buch ?Griechisch-römische Philosophie in interkultureller Perspektive? versucht im Rahmen der Reihe ?Interkulturelle Philosophie? ein Doppeltes zu leisten: Zum einen will es eine einführende Überblicksdarstellung zur antiken abendländischen Philosophie aus einem interkulturellen Blickwinkel liefern. Dabei wird ein Bogen von den Vorsokratikern bis... 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...

  • Salonica, City of Ghostsby Mark Mazower

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00

    Salonica, located in northern Greece, was long a fascinating crossroads metropolis of different religions and ethnicities, where Egyptian merchants, Spanish Jews, Orthodox Greeks, Sufi dervishes, and Albanian brigands all rubbed shoulders. Tensions sometimes flared, but tolerance largely prevailed until the twentieth century when the Greek army marched... more...

  • The Nation and its Ruinsby Yannis Hamilakis

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 48.99

    An innovative, extensively illustrated study examining how classical antiquities and archaeology contributed to the production of the modern Greek nation and its national imagination, and how, in return, national imagination has created and shaped classical antiquities and archaeological practice from the nineteenth century to the present. - ;This... more...

  • Greek Diaspora and Migration since 1700by Dimitris Tziovas

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 144.95

    The Greek diaspora is one of the paradigmatic historical diasporas and essentially now a modern phenomenon. Diaspora, exile and immigration represent three successive phases in Modern Greek history and they are useful vantage points from which to analyse changes in Greek society, politics and culture over the last three centuries. This volume charts... more...

  • Creteby Barry Unsworth

    National Geographic Society 2011; US$ 10.95

    Publishers Weekly "A vivid picture of the island." — Associated Press "It is hard to think of anywhere on earth where so many firsts and mosts are crammed into a space so small," Barry Unsworth writes of the isle of Crete. Birthplace of the Greek god Zeus, the Greek alphabet, and the first Greek laws, as well as the home of 15 mountain ranges... more...