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  • The United States and the Making of Modern Greeceby James Edward Miller

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 19.99

    Focusing on one of the most dramatic and controversial periods in modern Greek history and in the history of the Cold War, James Edward Miller provides the first study to employ a wide range of international archives--American, Greek, English, and French--together with foreign language publications to shed light on the role the United States played... more...

  • Crusader Castles in Cyprus, Greece and the Aegean 1191–1571by David Nicolle; Adam Hook

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    The castles built by the Crusaders, Hospitallers, Venetians and Genoese in Cyprus, Greece, the Aegean, and on the Black Sea served to defend against a complex array of constantly changing threats: Mamluks, Catalan mercenaries, Ottoman Turks, Byzantines, independent Islamic states, Timur-i-Lenk, and widespread piracy, to name but few. The resulting... more...

  • Greece, the Decade of Warby David Brewer

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 32.00

    During the 1940s Greece was torn apart twice, first by World War II and second by Civil War.Beginning in 1941, the occupation of Greece by Germany was intensely brutal. Children starved on the streets of Athens. The Jewish population was decimated in the Holocaust. Heroic acts of resistance - performed in concert with the SOE - were met with vicious... more...

  • Byzantine Imperial Guardsmen 925–1025by Raffaele D’Amato; Giuseppe Rava

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    The hundred-year period ending in 1025, from the reign of the Emperor Constantine VII to that of Basil II 'the Bulgar-Slayer', encompassed the last great era of Byzantine aggression and dominance in the Near East and Balkans. During that time, a succession of soldier-emperors hallenged and defeated an array of opponents on land and at sea and reconquered... more...

  • Pylos and Sphacteria 425 BCby William Shepherd; Peter Dennis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 13.99

    During the Peloponnesian War the Athenians occupied the promontory of Pylos to counter Sparta's repeated invasions of Attica. Over two days of fighting the small garrison beat off the Spartan army and the returning Athenian fleet won a crushing victory in the nearby waters, stranding a contingent of elite Spartan hoplites on the island of Sphacteria.... more...

  • The Fortress of Rhodes 1309–1522by Konstantin Nossov; Brian Delf

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    First besieged in 305 BC, the island of Rhodes became part of the Roman Empire and was later fortified in the Byzantine style. Due to its strategic position in the Mediterranean, Rhodes was also attacked and besieged for over a century by Islamic forces. This title details the development of these fascinating fortifications, as well as the sieges that... more...

  • Early Aegean Warrior 5000–1450 BCby Raffaele D’Amato; Andrea Salimbeti; Giuseppe Rava

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    The mainland and islands of Greece were extensively settled by peoples moving from Asia Minor in c.5000 BC, while a further wave in c.5000 BC introduced bronze-working to the region. It is form this point on that it is possible to discern a distinct Cycladic or Aegean civilisation, developing at roughly the same time as the Egyptian and Persian civilisations.... more...

  • Crete 1941by Peter Antill; Howard Gerrard

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    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 being... more...

  • Xenocracyby Sakis Gekas

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    Of the many European territorial reconfigurations that followed the wars of the early nineteenth century, the Ionian State remains among the least understood. Xenocracy offers a much-needed account of the region during its half-century as a Protectorate of Great Britain-a period that embodied all of the contradictions of British colonialism. A middle... more...

  • Armies of the Greek-Italian War 1940–41by Phoebus Athanassiou; Peter Dennis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 9.99

    In October 1940 an Italian army some 200,000 strong invaded Greece across its largely undefended border with Albania. Although supported by Great Britain, at first by sea and in the air and later by landing British and ANZAC troops from North Africa, Greece bore the main brunt of the six-month war. Outclassed in materiel and outnumbered, LtGen Papagos's... more...