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  • Athens: A Historyby Robin Waterfield

    Pan Macmillan UK 2004; US$ 26.35

    If ever a city's present and future were bound up with the myth of its past, that city is Athens, whose culture is one of Europe's greatest legacies.Robin Waterfield's elegant and accessible book is the first and only history of the city from the ancient through to modern times, concentrating on Athens' zenith in classical times but also containing... more...

  • Crete 1941by Peter Antill; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    Osprey's study of Operation Mercury, the German airborne assault on the island of Crete in May 1941 during World War II (1939-1945), which was the first strategic use of airborne forces in history. The assault began on 20 May, with landings near the island?s key airports, and reinforcements the next day allowed the German forces to capture one end... more...

  • The Byzantine Achievement (Routledge Revivals)by Robert Byron

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    First published in 1929, this highly influential study offers a historical perspective on the Byzantine Empire, from the establishment of Constantinople by Emperor Constantine around 330 AD, through to the fall of Constantinople at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1453 AD. Byron?s work considers the empire in its entirety, assessing the highs... more...

  • Greeks In Historyby Alan Samuel

    Dundurn 1992; US$ 16.99

    Breaking away from traditional chronological recitals of the Greek experience, this unusual new history relates the important events and personalities to themes of broad interest. more...

  • Sons of Odysseusby Alan Ogden

    Bene Factum Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99

    In this follow-up to his acclaimed A Spur Called Courage , military historian Alan Ogden repeats the formula of picking exceptional WWII Special Operations Executive heroes?this time 19 who operated behind enemy lines in Greece. Using research from original unseen sources, Sons of Odysseus highlights many of the extraordinary acts of sabotage carried... more...

  • Classical Sparta: Techniques Behind Her Successby Anton Powell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This collection, first published in 1989, investigates aspects of the Spartan polity which have often been overlooked or underestimated. Viewed at least until the Renaissance as the epitome of classical virtues, Sparta has in the last two centuries suffered a rapid decline in reputation among liberal-minded scholars, repelled by many of the repressive... more...

  • Myth, Representation, and Identityby Marilena Papachristophorou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    Lipsi forms a modern construction that has disconnected from its past. Recently, the community has formed a collective identity reconstructed from fragments of collective memory. This book is an ethnographic account of the mythology proposed by the community and examines how history and collective memory tightly interconnect. more...

  • Intimate Lives of the Ancient Greeksby Stephanie Budin

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00

    This informative and enjoyable book surveys many aspects of the personal and emotional lives and belief systems of the ancient Greeks, focusing on such issues as familial life, religious piety, and ethnic identity. more...

  • Philipp II. und Alexander der Großeby Johannes Engels

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 15.78

    Dieses Buch bietet einen Überblick über eine zentrale Epoche der europäischen Geschichte. Mit Philipp II. von Makedonien begann eine nicht nur für Griechenland einzigartige neue Zeit. Zielstrebig, als Feldherr, Staatsmann und Diplomat gleichermaßen überragend, legte Philipp die machtpolitischen Grundlagen für das Werk seines Sohnes. Alexander der Große... more...

  • Hellenistische Königreicheby Kay Ehling; Gregor Weber

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 25.51

    Die Epoche des Hellenismus ist vor allem durch eine Neuerung gekennzeichnet, die sich als ungemein folgenreich erweisen sollte: die Monarchien. Die Herrscher mussten nicht nur auf die Sicherung des Territoriums mit militärischen Mitteln bedacht sein, sondern widmeten sich auch der Dynastiebildung und pflegten verschiedene Formen der herrscherlichen... more...