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Greece

  • The Polk Conspiracyby Kati Marton; Mark Crispin Miller

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    In war-torn Greece, the murder of a young American reporter sent a shock through the West and set the stage for the four-decade Cold War; now with a new introduction by the author Greece in 1948 was a country reeling from two major conflicts. The Nazi occupation and World War II had left it weakened, and the Greek Civil War?already raging for... more...

  • Greeceby Carol G. Thomas

    Wiley 2014; US$ 74.95

    Greece: A Short History of a Long Story presents a comprehensive overview of the history of Greece by exploring the continuity of Greek culture from its Neolithic origins to the modern era. Tells the story of Greece through individual personalities that inhabited various periods in the lengthy sweep of Greek history Uses an approach based on... more...

  • The Muslim Bonaparteby K. E. Fleming

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Ali Pasha of Ioannina (?1750-1822), the Ottoman-appointed governor of the northern mainland of Greece, was a towering figure in Ottoman, Greek, and European history. Based on an array of literatures, paintings, and musical scores, this is the first English-language critical biography about him in recent decades. K. E. Fleming shows that the British... more...

  • Ambassador MacVeagh Reportsby John O. Iatrides

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 98.00

    Spanning a long and unusually turbulent phase of Greek history, this collection of Lincoln MacVeagh's papers constitutes a record of high historical value, bringing together a selection of rich source material Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously... more...

  • Crete 1941by Antony Beevor

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99

    The bestselling author of Stalingrad and D-Day vividly reconstructs the epic WWII struggle for Crete ? reissued with a new introduction. Nazi Germany expected its airborne attack on Crete in 1941 to be a textbook victory based on tactical surprise. Little did they know that the British, using Ultra intercepts, had already laid a careful trap.... more...

  • The Fall of Constantinople to the Ottomansby Michael Angold

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • Philipp II. und Alexander der Großeby Johannes Engels

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 16.19

    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$ 25.91

    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...

  • Der verbannte Strategeby Rainer Nickel

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 25.91

    Der griechische Historiker Thukydides wird von einem athenischen Gericht zum Verlassen seiner Heimatstadt gezwungen, weil man ihn für eine fehlgeschlagene militärische Aktion im Krieg zwischen Athen und Sparta verantwortlich macht. Daraufhin lebt er bis zum Ende des Peloponnesischen Krieges an der nördlichen Küste des Ägäischen Meeres. Nach seiner... 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...