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  • Panhellenism and the Barbarian in Archaic and Classical Greeceby Lynette Mitchell

    Classical Press of Wales 2007; US$ 27.00

    This is the first book in English to provide a systematic treatment of Panhellenism. The author argues that in archaic and classical Greece Panhellenism was a body of narratives that expressed, defined and limited the community of the Hellenes and gave it political substance. Yet Panhellenic narratives also responded to other needs of the community,... more...

  • Greek Civil War, Theby David H. Close

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    The Greek Civil War (1943-1950) developed out of the rivalry between communist and conservative partisans at the end of the Second World War. It had major international consequences in keeping Greece (alone of all the Balkan nations) out of the Communist bloc and stopping the Soviets reaching the Mediterranean. Yet it has been neglected by historians.... more...

  • Greeks and Pre-Greeksby Margalit Finkelberg

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    Margalit Finkelberg proposes a multidisciplinary assessment of the ethnic, linguistic and cultural situation in Greece in the second millennium BC. more...

  • Genres of Recollectionby Penelope Papailias

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 41.00

    Genres of Recollection is an ethnography of popular historical practice in Greece. more...

  • A Companion to Archaic Greeceby Kurt A. Raaflaub; Hans van Wees

    Wiley 2012; US$ 225.95

    A systematic survey of archaic Greek society and culture which introduces the reader to a wide range of new approaches to the period. The first comprehensive and accessible survey of developments in the study of archaic Greece Places Greek society of c.750-480 BCE in its chronological and geographical context Gives equal emphasis to established topics... more...

  • Imagining Men: Ideals of Masculinity in Ancient Greek Cultureby Thomas Van Nortwick

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 45.00

    Exploring models for masculinity as they appear in major works of Greek literature, this book combines literary, historical, and psychological insights to examine how the ancient Greeks understood the meaning of a man's life. The thoughts and actions of Achilles, Odysseus, Oedipus, and other enduring characters from Greek literature reflect the imperatives... more...

  • Hellas und der Orientby Albrecht Dihle; Reinhard Feldmeier

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 35.00

    This lecture addresses the question of when and under what conditions the reception of Oriental traditions took place in ancient Greek culture. As a result of spectacular theories about the Oriental origins of Homer's epics, the question has once again become an issue of current interest, arousing controversial debate. Albrecht Dihle covers the relevant... more...

  • The Nomads Of Mykonosby Pola Bousiou

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 28.50

    This is the ethnography of the Mykoniots d?élection , a ?gang? of romantic adventurers who have been visiting the island of Mykonos for the last thirty-five years and have formed a community of dispersed friends. Their constant return to and insistence on working, acting and creating in a tourist space, offers them an extreme identity, which in... more...

  • The Closing Of The Western Mindby Charles Freeman

    Random House 2011; US$ 26.18

    The conversion of the emperor Constantine to Christianity in 368 AD brought a transformation to Christianity and to western civilization, the effects of which we still feel today. Previously, the Roman empire had absorbed and sustained the Greek intellectual tradition which, in the astronomy of Ptolemy, the medicine of Galen and the philosophy of... more...

  • Anglo-Greek Attitudesby Richard Clogg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 150.00

    The relationship between Britain and Greece, situated at the opposite ends of Europe has been close and troubled, especially since the emergence of Greece as an independent state in the 1830s. The essays in this book, some previously unpublished, focus on aspects of British-Greek relations, military, diplomatic and academic, during the twentieth-century.... more...