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Greece

  • The Battle of Thermopylaeby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    In 480 B.C., the Persian Empire was preparing to attempt another invasion of Greece. Determined to fight against them, Leonidas I raised an army of several thousand men. Both forces headed to the narrow pass of Thermopylae, where the future of Greece was decided in one fell swoop. This book is a practical and accessible guide to understanding more... more...

  • The Historiesby Agathias; Joseph D. C. Frendo; Joseph D. C. Frendo

    De Gruyter 1975; US$ 196.00

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  • The Fall of Constantinople to the Ottomansby Michael Angold

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans in 1453 marked the end of a thousand years of the Christian Roman Empire. Thereafter, world civilisation began a process of radical change. The West came to identify itself as Europe; the Russians were set on the path of autocracy; the Ottomans were transformed into a world power while the Greeks were left... more...

  • Crete 1941 - Germany's Lightning Airborne Assaultby Peter Antill

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    Operation Mercury , the German airborne assault on the island of Crete in May 1941, 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 of the runway at Maleme. By 24 May, the Germans were... more...

  • Public and Performance in the Greek Theatreby Peter D. Arnott

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    Peter Arnott discusses Greek drama not as an antiquarian study but as a living art form. He removes the plays from the library and places them firmly in the theatre that gave them being. Invoking the practical realities of stagecraft, he illuminates the literary patterns of the plays, the performance disciplines, and the audience responses. Each... more...

  • Turkish-Greek Relationsby Mustafa Aydin; Kostas Ifantis

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    The discord between Turkey and Greece has grown deeper and wider over time, over a series of seemingly vital issues, which have at times brought the two countries to the brink of war. Yet in 1999 the two countries opened a dialogue on non-sensitive issues such as trade, the environment and tourism. The causes of the current rapprochement progress... more...

  • The Hellenistic Periodby Roger S. Bagnall; Peter Derow

    Wiley 2008; US$ 157.95 US$ 136.89

    This book presents in translation 175 of the most revealing documents that have survived on stone and papyrus from the Hellenistic period. Presents over 150 sources in translation. Captures the political, social, economic and religious dynamism of the Hellenistic kingdoms and cities. Covers the entire Hellenistic world, with extensive... more...

  • The Ancient Greeks For Dummiesby Stephen Batchelor

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    The civilisation of the Ancient Greeks has been immensely influential on the language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, science and arts of Western culture. As well as instigating itself as the birthplace of the Olympics, Ancient Greece is famous for its literature, philosophy, mythology and the beautiful architecture- to which thousands... more...

  • Creteby Antony Beevor

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • Diplomatics in the Eastern Mediterranean 1000-1500by Alexander Beihammer; Maria Parani; Chris Schabel

    BRILL 2008; US$ 175.00

    A significant contribution to the study of cross-cultural communication?and accommodation?in the ethnically, religiously and linguistically diverse world of the medieval Eastern Mediterranean as reflected in Byzantine, Latin and Islamic archival sources and chancery traditions. more...