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  • 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 1995; US$ 36.00

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

  • Trade and Cultural Exchange in the Early Modern Mediterraneanby Maria Fusaro; Mohamed-Salah Omri; Colin Heywood

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II? by Fernand Braudel revolutionised the study of Mediterranean history on its publication in 1949. Now, 60 years ?after Braudel?, this book brings together work by area specialists and the latest research on the sea itself in the early modern period, the maritime trade that flourished... more...

  • Cycladesby John Freely

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 14.95

    The Cyclades are the quintessential Greek isles, renowned for the beauty of their seascapes, their historical monuments and a unique way of life deeply rooted in the remote past of the Aegean. Over the course of more than 7,000 years the Cyclades have seen a succession of civilizations, the earliest of them perpetuated in legends such as that of Atlantis,... more...

  • Mussolini's Greek Islandby Sheila Lecoeur

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    A powerful and unique study of the realities and long-term impact of occupation, Mussolini?s Greek Island reveals the Italian dictator?s imperial vision, the mechanisms of Italian occupation and its tragic consequences. The small island of Syros is a vital entry-point illuminating Italian imperialism - its ethos, fascist connection, pretension and... more...

  • Homelands and Diasporasby Minna Rozen

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    The Greek and Jewish diasporas are the most significant diasporas of Western civilisation. Homelands and Diasporas is the first book to explore the similarities and differences between these two experiences. In the process it sheds fascinating light on their fundamental importance for both Greek and Jewish societies. _x000D__x000D_The authors examine... 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

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; Not Available

    The Germans expected their airborne attack on Crete in 1941 - a unique event in the history of warfare - to be a textbook victory based on tactical surprise. They had no idea that the British, using Ultra intercepts, knew their plans and had laid a carefully-planned trap. It should have been the first German defeat of the war, but a fatal misunderstanding... 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...