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Greece

  • The Tyrant-Slayers of Ancient Athensby Vincent Azoulay; Paul Cartledge; Janet Lloyd; Janet Lloyd

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    This investigation relies on a rash bet: to write the biography of two of the most famous statues in Antiquity, the Tyrannicides. By recreating the eventful life of these statues, from their birth to their disappearance, Vincent Azoulay reveals that they were much more than a simple reflection: an acting symbol that models and makes history. more...

  • Greeceby Michael Carroll

    I.B.Tauris 2017; US$ 24.00

    "If in the library of your house you do not? have the works of the ancient Greek writers then you have a house with no light" George Bernard ShawThere is so much in the modern world which has its origins in Greece, most notably language and literature. As Shelley once said, “We are all Greeks”. This small, rugged, sea-girt country has the longest written... more...

  • History of the Peloponnesian Warby Thucydides; Richard Crawley

    Dover Publications 2017; US$ 11.95

    An Athenian general of the fifth century B.C. chronicles the disastrous 27-year conflict between Athens and Sparta. Thucydides traces the conflict's roots and provides detailed, knowledgeable analyses of battles and the political atmosphere. more...

  • Archaeology Behind the Battle Linesby Andrew Shapland; Evangelia Stefani

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This volume focuses on a formative period in the history and archaeology of northern Greece. The decade following 1912, when Thessaloniki became part of Greece, was a period marked by an extraordinary internationalism as a result of the population movements caused by the shifting of national borders and the troop movements which accompanied the First... more...

  • Imperial Control in Cyprusby Antigone Heraclidou

    I.B.Tauris 2017; US$ 32.00

    In Protectorate Cyprus, education was one of the most effective tools of imperial control and political manipulation used by the British. This book charts the cultural and educational aspects of British colonial rule in Cyprus and analyses what these policies reveal about the internal struggles on the island between the 1930s and the 1960s. Cyprus... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Greece, Athens and the Mainlandby DK Travel

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2017; Not Available

    The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Greece, Athens & the Mainland showcases the best places to visit in Greece. Explore this historic country, from the top things to do in Athens - such as visiting the majestic Acropolis and the Parthenon - to the beauty of Mount Athos and the bustle of Thessaloníki. Four itineraries cover all the key areas, from Ancient... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide The Greek Islandsby DK Travel

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2017; Not Available

    Discover varied landscapes, stunning beaches and picturesque towns with the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide The Greek Islands . Explore Rhodes' old town with its medieval city walls, visit Crete's spectacular Samariá Gorge and admire the white villages clinging to volcanic cliffs on Santoríni. Consider island hopping between the Cyclades and Dodecanese... more...

  • Greek Civil Warby Spyridon Plakoudas

    I.B.Tauris 2017; US$ 27.50

    The Greek Civil War (1946–9) was one of the few instances in the post-World War II era of a clear-cut and permanent victory by right-wing government forces over an insurgent communist movement. Spyridon Plakoudas here explores the factors which ultimately caused the downfall of the communist insurgency in Greece which had, at some points, seemed undefeatable.... more...

  • Dreaming and Historical Consciousness in Island Greeceby Charles Stewart

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 22.50

    On publication in 2012, Dreaming and Historical Consciousness in Island Greece quickly met wide acclaim as a gripping work that, according to the Times Literary Supplement , “offers a wholly new way of thinking about dreams in their social contexts.” It tells an extraordinary story of spiritual fervor, prophecy, and the ghosts of the distant past... more...

  • The Greek Exodus from Egyptby Angelos Dalachanis

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    From the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth, Greeks comprised one of the largest and most influential minority groups in Egyptian society, yet barely two thousand remain there today. This painstakingly researched book explains how Egypt's once-robust Greek population dwindled to virtually nothing, beginning with the abolition of foreigners'... more...