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Greece

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  • Modern Greeceby John S. Koliopoulos; Thanos M. Veremis

    Wiley 2009; US$ 117.95

    Modern Greece: A History since 1821 is a chronological account of the political, economic, social, and cultural history of Greece, from the birth of the Greek state in 1821 to 2008 by two leading authorities. Pioneering and wide-ranging study of modern Greece, which incorporates the most recent Greek scholarship Sets the history of modern Greece... more...

  • Greekby Geoffrey Horrocks

    Wiley 2009; US$ 232.95

    Greek: A History of the Language and its Speakers, Second Edition reveals the trajectory of the Greek language from the Mycenaean period of the second millennium BC to the current day. ? Offers a complete linguistic treatment of the history of the Greek language ? Updated second edition features increased coverage of the ancient evidence, as well... more...

  • Greece - Culture Smart!by Constantine Buhayer

    Kuperard 2010; US$ 9.95

    Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will... more...

  • The Birth of Classical Europeby Simon Price; Peter Thonemann

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00

    A stunning work of research and imagination that sheds new light of the ancient world. The western world has long been fascinated by classical Greek and Roman cultures, whose ideas and achievements underpin our own. Yet little has been written about how those ancient societies existed in conversation with an even deeper past, reaching back to... more...

  • Byzantium and the Early Islamic Conquestsby Walter E. Kaegi

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 44.00

    This book examines how the Byzantine Empire came to lose so much of its territory to Islamic conquerors in the seventh century. more...

  • Syracuse, City of Legendsby Jeremy Dummett

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 34.00

    Dubbed ?the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all? by Cicero, Syracuse also boasts the richest history of anywhere in Sicily. Syracuse, City of Legends - the first modern historical guide to the city - explores Syracuse?s place within the island and the wider Mediterranean and reveals why it continues to captivate visitors today,... 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...

  • Creteby Antony Beevor

    John Murray 2011; US$ 18.96

    Acclaimed historian Antony Beevor vividly brings to life the epic struggles that took place in Second World War Crete more...

  • Dinner with Persephoneby Patricia Storace

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    A New York Times Notable Book of the Year "Full of insights, marvelously entertaining . . . haunting and beautifully written." --The New York Review of Books "I lived in Athens, at the intersection of a prostitute and a saint."  So begins Patricia Storace's astonishing memoir of her year in Greece. Mixing affection with detachment, rapture with... 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...