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Greece

  • The Southern Flank of NATO, 1951?1959by Dionysios Chourchoulis

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99

    This book is the first comprehensive discussion of the aims, capabilities, politics, and internal problems of NATO?s Southern Flank in its formative stage of the 1950s. more...

  • Alexander der Große und die "Freiheit der Hellenen"by Gustav Adolf Lehmann

    De Gruyter Akademie Forschung 2014; US$ 140.00

    The first part of this study addresses problems of dating and analyzing the ancient literary tradition of Alexander in the light of new papyrus evidence and a critical appraisal of the research. The second part uses major written documents from the Alexandrine period to investigate the fundamental aspects of the king?s Hellenic policy. more...

  • The Church of Greece under Axis Occupationby Panteleymon Anastasakis

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 41.99

    Axis forces (Germany, Italy, and Bulgaria) occupied Greece from 1941 to 1944. The unimaginable hardships caused by foreign occupation were compounded by the flight of the government days before enemy forces reached Athens. This national crisis forced the Church of Greece, an institution accustomed to playing a central political and social role during... more...

  • Das neugriechische Schattentheater Karagiozisby Walter Puchner

    Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2014; US$ 31.15

    Das neugriechische Schattentheater ist der letzte Zeuge einer einst im ganzen östlichen Mittelmeer verbreiteten Spieltätigkeit. Dieses fachlich scheinbar periphere Phänomen führt den Untersuchenden sehr bald schon in zentrale Bereiche von Theaterwissenschaft und Neogräzistik, wobei Walter Puchners Arbeit eine langjährige Lücke schließt, da die griechische... more...

  • Greece since 1945by David H. Close

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    The book draws extensively on research on modern Greece in recent decades, and on the many perceptive commentaries on recent events in the Greek press. It adopts both an analytical and chronological approach and shows how Greece has both converged with western Europe and remained distinctively Balkan. David Close writes clearly and forcefully, and... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...