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  • The Fall of Constantinople to the Ottomansby Michael Angold

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.99

    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 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...

  • Atlantis and the Silver Cityby Peter Daughtrey

    Pegasus Books 2013; US$ 24.99

    History?s most intriguing mystery may have been solved?recently unearthed evidence points towards the real location of the ancient, lost city of Atlantis. More than 2,000 years ago Plato laid down around a hundred cryptic clues about the location of the lost world of Atlantis. Since then countless experts have tried to crack Plato?s code. Some... more...

  • Margins and Metropolisby Judith Herrin

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 39.50

    This volume explores the political, cultural, and ecclesiastical forces that linked the metropolis of Byzantium to the margins of its far-flung empire. Focusing on the provincial region of Hellas and Peloponnesos in central and southern Greece, Judith Herrin shows how the prestige of Constantinople was reflected in the military, civilian, and ecclesiastical... more...

  • The Ariadne Objectiveby Wes Davis

    Crown Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.00

    The incredible true story of the World War II spies, including Patrick Leigh Fermor and John Pendlebury, who fought to save Crete and block Hitler's march to the East. In the bleakest years of World War II, when it appeared that nothing could slow the German army, Hitler set his sights on the Mediterranean island of Crete, the ideal staging ground... more...

  • Space and Time in Mediterranean Prehistoryby Stella Souvatzi; Athena Hadji

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    Space and Time in Mediterranean Prehistory addresses these two concepts as interrelated, rather than as separate categories, and as a means for understanding past social relations at different scales. The volume is a response to the dissatisfaction with traditional views of space and time in prehistory and revisits these concepts to develop a timely... 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...

  • A Companion to Latin American Philosophyby Susana Nuccetelli; Ofelia Schutte; Otávio Bueno;

    Wiley 2009; US$ 225.95

    This comprehensive collection of original essays written by an international group of scholars addresses the central themes in Latin American philosophy. Represents the most comprehensive survey of historical and contemporary Latin American philosophy available today Comprises a specially commissioned collection of essays, many of them written by... more...

  • Modern Greek Lessonsby James D. Faubion

    Princeton University Press 1995; US$ 55.00

    Through a blend of lively detail and elegant narration, James Faubion immerses us in the cosmopolitan intellectual life of Athens, a centerless city of multiplicities and fragmentations, a city on the "margins of Europe" recovering from the repressive rule of a military junta. Drawing inspiration from Athens and its cultural elite, Faubion explores... more...

  • Unrivalled Influenceby Judith Herrin

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    Unrivalled Influence explores the exceptional roles that women played in the vibrant cultural and political life of medieval Byzantium. Written by one of the world's foremost historians of the Byzantine millennium, this landmark book evokes the complex and exotic world of Byzantium's women, from empresses and saints to uneducated rural widows.... more...