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  • Bitter Lemons of Cyprusby Lawrence Durrell

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 9.99

    Bitter Lemons of Cyprus is Lawrence Durrell's unique account of his time in Cyprus, during the 1950s Enosis movement for freedom of the island from British colonial rule. Winner of the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, it is a document at once personal, poetic and subtly political - a masterly combination of travelogue, memoir and treatise. 'He... 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...

  • The Muslim Bonaparte: Diplomacy and Orientalism in Ali Pasha's Greeceby 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...

  • Griechisch-römische Philosophie im Kontext der Weltphilosophieby Martin Euringer

    Traugott Bautz 2007; US$ 7.57

    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...

  • Greeceby Carol G. Thomas

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.95

    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... more...

  • The Church of Greece under Axis Occupationby Panteleymon Anastasakis

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 41.99

    Axis forces (Germany, Italy, and Bulgaria) occupied Greece from 1941 to 1944. The unimaginable hardships caused by foreign occupation were compounded by the flight of the government days before enemy forces reached Athens. This national crisis forced the Church of Greece, an institution accustomed to playing a central political and social role during... more...

  • Economic Equality and Direct Democracy in Ancient Athensby Larry Patriquin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book argues that ancient democracy did not stop at the door of economic democracy, and that ancient Athens has much to tell us about the relationship between political equality and economic equality. Athenian democracy rested on a foundation of general economic equality, which enabled citizens to challenge their exclusion from politics. ... more...

  • Modern Greece: What Everyone Needs to KnowRGby Stathis Kalyvas

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    When Greece's economic troubles began to threaten the stability of the European Union in 2010, the nation found itself in the center of a whirlwind of international finger-pointing. In the years prior, Greece appeared to be politically secure and economically healthy. Upon its emergence in the center of the European economic maelstrom, however,... 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...