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  • Greekby Geoffrey Horrocks

    Wiley 2009; US$ 239.95 US$ 215.96

    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... more...

  • Byzantium and the Early Islamic Conquestsby Walter E. Kaegi

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 37.00

    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. The authors examine Greek and... more...

  • Creteby Barry Unsworth

    National Geographic Society 2011; US$ 10.95

    "His keen understanding of history and legend...illuminate[s] his visits." 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,... more...

  • Creteby Antony Beevor

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 13.99

    Acclaimed historian and best-selling author Antony Beevor vividly brings to life the epic struggles that took place in Second World War Crete - reissued with a new introduction. 'The best book we have got on Crete' Observer The Germans expected their airborne attack on Crete in 1941 - a unique event in the history of warfare - to be a textbook... 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...

  • Fourteen Byzantine Rulersby Michael Psellus; E. R. A. Sewter; E. R. A. Sewter

    Penguin Books Ltd 1979; US$ 21.14

    This chronicle of the Byzantine Empire, beginning in 1025, shows a profound understanding of the power politics that characterized the empire and led to its decline. more...